Rural housefire leaves two homeless - Metro US

Rural housefire leaves two homeless

An early morning fire at a home in rural south Ottawa has left at least two people homeless.

Fire crews responded to an emergency call at 5390 Sand Rd. around 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Fire is believed to have started in a second floor laundry room and extended into the attic and first floor before firefighters arrived.

The fire was under control shortly after 6 a.m., but the entire north side of the building was destroyed. The homeowners escaped the fire uninjured.

Damage is estimated at $400,000.

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