OTTAWA, November 28, 2018 – Ottawa Community Housing issued the following statement regarding the fire that occurred yesterday evening at 1290 Emperor Avenue in the Carlington community.
Our thoughts are with the family and the loved ones of the person who perished in this tragic fire, and the entire Carlington community during this difficult time.
The health and safety of tenants is OCHC’s top priority. Our staff were on site immediately after learning about this incident and were joined by the Ottawa Police Service and Hydro Ottawa. We have engaged with our partners, who are helping to assist with tenants who’ve been impacted.
We are grateful to Ottawa Fire Services for their swift action in putting out the fire and to all the emergency responders for their assistance with this incident. The fire was contained to one home in the building and was brought under control quickly. OCHC is fully cooperating with the ongoing investigation being led by Ottawa Fire Services and the Ontario Fire Marshall.
The Ontario Fire Marshall usually provides further information on the cause of the fire or the estimated damages following the investigation.
Ottawa Community Housing (OCHC) provides approximately 15,000 homes to about 32,000 tenants, including seniors, parents, children, couples, singles and persons with special needs, within many communities across the City of Ottawa. OCHC houses a diverse population of varying languages, ethnicity and cultures. OCHC is the largest social housing provider in Ottawa, managing two-thirds of the City’s social housing portfolio, and is the second largest in Ontario. In 2017, OCH celebrated its 15th anniversary. www.och-lco.ca