Firefighters dig out buried hydrant at Columbus Ave. fire

Firefighters responding to a call at a Columbus Avenue home this morning had to dig out a fire hydrant from a snowbank before they could extinguish the flames.

Fire services asking residents to make sure hydrants are easily accessible

The logo for the Ottawa Fire Services. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC)

Firefighters responding to a call at a Columbus Avenue home this morning had to dig out a fire hydrant from a snowbank before they could extinguish the flames. 

At around 8:16 a.m., multiple 911 callers reported smoke coming from a two-storey home at 241 Columbus Ave., according to an Ottawa Fire Services news release.

Fire was found in one room in a basement apartment, and no injuries were reported.

A fire services spokesperson confirmed firefighters had to dig out a hydrant that was buried in a snowbank and use steam to thaw it. 

Fire prevention and investigation officer Marc Messier advised residents to keep fire hydrants clear of snow and ice in a Saturday morning tweet.

The cause of the fire is unknown. 

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