Ottawa fire crews limit damage from blaze fueled by wood pellets

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Ottawa Fire Service crews successfully extinguished a fire in a shed containing 5,000 cases of wood pellets on a property in the south end of the city Thursday afternoon.

At 3:38 p.m., according to the fire department, the owner reported that a flatbed truck had caught fire inside the hangar and the fire had spread to the 40-foot-by-80-foot structure, which, in addition to the 5,000 cases of wood pellets, used for heating homes, also contained quantities of propane and gasoline

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Because the house on Mitch Owens Road, near Anderson and 9th Line roads, was located in an area without hydrants, firefighters set up a shuttle system to bring water from another nearby source. .

The fire was declared under control at 5:30 p.m. Another structure near the hangar was undamaged and no injuries were reported, according to a news release.


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