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Minor injury reported in Ottawa house fire

Fire controlled within 15 minutes

A minor injury was reported Wednesday night following a two-story house fire on First Avenue in Ottawa.

The injured individual did not require transportation to a hospital, said Deputy Chief Brian Bressner. The fire at 444 First Ave. was under control in about 15 minutes, after firefighters were called shortly after 8 p.m. Bressner said no one was home at the time of the fire, but the injury occurred after the fire began.

Bressner said at about 9 p.m. the fire remains under investigation as crews continued to work at the scene. Firefighters from Marseilles, Naplate, Wallace, Utica and Grand Ridge responded to the fire.

The Times will update the story with more information as it becomes available.