Ottawa Fire spokesman Marc Messier

Highrise blast leaves hundreds homeless

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/08/29/electrical-vault-explosion-at-high-rise-forces-250-out Around 700 residents are displaced after an electrical vault exploded on the main floor of an east-end highrise Monday, sending two people to hospital. It happened at 1244 Donald St., near St. Laurent Blvd., around 1:45 p.m., forcing hundreds of residents out of the 16-storey building’s 250 units. “The whole electrical panel […]

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