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No serious injuries as Orléans kitchen fire extinguished

The fire was brought under control at 9:15 a.m.

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Everyone inside an Orléans home was safely evacuated after a Saturday morning kitchen fire near Highway 174 and Tenth Line Road.

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Callers to 911 reported flames and smoke visible from outside the house on Recolte Private. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the kitchen “with minimal extension,” Ottawa Fire Services reported.

The fire was brought under control at 9:15 a.m. and extinguished shortly after that.

While one person was taken into the care of paramedics, the service confirmed that there were no serious injuries.

A local fire investigator was sent to the scene to determine the cause, and the Canadian Red Cross and Salvation Army were prepared to provide assistance to the people affected.

The fire service offered some tips for anyone who needs to evacuate during a fire. When the smoke alarm goes off, get out fast, but only if it’s safe to do so. If you have to escape through smoke, which is toxic, get low and move out beneath it. If possible, close all doors behind you to prevent the spread of smoke and fire.

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