Claridge Icon - Construction Fire

 Photo Source: Ottawa Citizen/Kara Hayne

Photo Source: Ottawa Citizen/Kara Hayne

Construction fire at the Claridge Icon site at 485 Preston St. The full article from the Ottawa Citizen is below; read the full article here

Hazmat call, fire at construction site doused in Little Italy
- Megan Gillis, Ottawa Citizen, August 10th 2016

A fire that ignited spray foam insulation at a Little Italy construction site has been doused and fire and air tests turned up clear, although road closures are still in place, Ottawa Fire Services said Wednesday as the afternoon commute began.

Concerns about potentially-toxic burning insulation was behind the large perimeter established around the Claridge Icon project at Carling Avenue and Preston Street after a loud noise and smoke were reported at noon, a fire service spokeswoman said.

First responders called the hazardous materials team to the scene and closed Carling Avenue from Bronson Avenue to Sherwood Drive, and Preston Street from Pamilla Street to Prince of Wales Drive. Crews have since reopened Carling.

Firefighters wore the breathing apparatus they don during working fires during the safety perimeter while police asked that people avoid the area.

Witnesses tweeted that firefighters were trying to extinguish insulation that had been applied to the foundation at the condo tower that’s under construction.