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Man and pets treated following Beacon Heights car fire

The flames then spread to a home and considerable smoke could be seen on route by firefighters.
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A man and three cats were given first aid on scene by fire crews following a car fire that had spread to a home in the Beacon Heights area.

Fire crews were called to 2203 East Acres Road near Montreal Road Sunday afternoon after receiving multiple calls of a car on fire that had spread to the home.

While on route, firefighters say the smoke was visible from a far distance, which prompted them to declare a working fire.

When they arrived, they saw a man who was visibly burnt. A group of firefighters treated the man on scene while another began an offensive interior attack on the home.

Three cats were rescued and given oxygen, but only two were able to be revived. The remaining two cats are expected to survive and were turned over to bylaw officers.

Firefighters say there is extensive damage to the home and contents. The occupants are working with Victim Assistance at this time.

The fire was declared under control at about 1:40 p.m. and a stop loss was declared at about 1:45 p.m.

The man is in the care of paramedics while an Ottawa Fire Investigator remains on scene to determine the cause.

The Canadian Red Cross and the Salvation Army will both be assisting those affected by the event.

If pets are trapped inside a home during a fire event, firefighters say to not re-enter the home. Instead, tell firefighters right away.

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