Two people were rushed to hospital after an explosion and fire on Merivale Road in Ottawa’s south end, according to police and paramedics.
Firefighters received multiple 911 calls Thursday at around 1:30 p.m. about a large fire on Merivale between Cleopatra Drive and Slack Road, in the city’s Nepean area.
An Ottawa Fire Services spokesperson told CBC News that 911 callers reported seeing flames 15 to 18 metres in the air. He said the building that was on fire and the surrounding area were quickly evacuated.
Paramedics said they took two people to hospital, but did not disclose the nature of their injuries.
As of 3:30
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