Under-Construction Property Fires Hit Ottawa, Cause Also Still Unknown

A destructive fire ravaged multiple homes in Findlay Creek overnight on August 14. 

Ottawa Fire Services swiftly responded to an emergency call at an under-construction rowhouse on Esban Drive at around 1 a.m. 

Thankfully, there were no injuries as the three units involved were all unoccupied. Firefighters managed to contain the blaze within an hour, preventing its spread to neighboring homes. 

The cause of the fire remains unidentified, OFS is currently investigating the matter. 

Earlier this month, a similar fire hit six townhouses in Burlington. That fire, which was reported at 4:30 a.m., was the latest in instances of pre-construction selling properties catching fire under unknown causes in the Greater Toronto Area since June.

The incidents occur as the country continues its fall into a housing crunch, with the cost of renting and owning a home soaring to new highs.

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