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Fire damages former pizza restaurant on Merivale Road in Ottawa

Fire damages former pizza restaurant on Merivale Road in Ottawa

Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire at a former pizzeria in west Ottawa.

According to the Ottawa Fire Department, firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call at approximately 4:45 a.m. Thursday morning to smoke coming from the roof of a shopping center on Merivale Road, near Baseline Road.

“The caller also reported seeing flames through the windows of one of the businesses, which used to be a pizzeria,” the Ottawa Fire Department said on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

“Firefighters arrived on scene four minutes after the call and confirmed smoke and flames coming from the building. Firefighters began a quick attack and brought in a hose line.”

According to the Ottawa Fire Department, firefighters found the “seat of the fire” in the basement of the business.

Firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjacent Seafood Grill and Merivale Fish Market.

No injuries have been reported.