Man dies in hearth at Gatineau apartment with no working smoke detector


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A person taken to hospital after a fireplace in a apartment unit in Gatineau Friday evening has died, say Gatineau Police.

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The person was pronounced useless at hospital, stated Lieut. David Blais of the Gatineau police.

The smoke detector within the apartment unit the place the fireplace broke out had been disconnected, stated Dany Fortin, a spokesperson for the Gatineau hearth division.

The fireplace within the apartment on the tenth flooring of 89 rue Vaudreuil in downtown Hull was rapidly extinguished and harm was restricted to that unit, stated the division in a information launch. They responded to a name simply after 11 p.m. Friday.

Within the launch, the division issued a reminder {that a} working hearth alarm may save your life if there’s a hearth.

The harm was restricted to the one unit and is estimated at $100,000.

Another occupants of the apartment constructing have been evacuated whereas hearth fighters extinguished the blaze, however they’ve returned to their models, stated Blais on Saturday.

In Ottawa, firefighters put out a fireplace behind a house on Bruyere Road between Dalhousie and Cumberland Streets early Saturday morning.

They acquired a name shortly after 5 a.m. concerning the hearth behind a three-story row home, stated Ottawa Fireplace Companies in a information launch. The fireplace was rapidly extinguished and there have been no accidents.

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