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Two people homeless after apartment fire on Lees Avenue

Two people are homeless after a fire broke out in their apartment on Lees Avenue early Sunday morning.

Firefighters received a 911 call from the occupant of unit 1203 at 170 Lees who reported a fire just after midnight, Ottawa Fire Services said.

Upon arrival, firefighters tackled a bedroom that had been fully involved. They brought the fire under control by 1:22 a.m.

Ottawa Fire Services said paramedics treated two occupants for smoke inhalation and were transported to hospital.

The fire caused $250,000 in damages to the apartment and $35,000 to its contents.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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