Major fire completely engulfs building on Merivale Road

Firefighters are battling a major blaze in south Ottawa after an explosion at a building on Merivale Road on Thursday afternoon.

Around 1:45 p.m., flames and black smoke could be seen coming from the building in the 1900 block of Merivale Road, south of Slack Road.

A fire in Ottawa tells CTV News Ottawa that a third alarm has been declared and a structure is entirely engulfed in flames.

Witnesses reported hearing an explosion in the area of ​​the fire.

Ottawa police said there were injuries from the fire, but no further information was released.

Merivale Road is closed between West Hunt Club and Macfarlane Road.

This is breaking news. CTV News Ottawa will have the latest news as it becomes available.

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