No injuries after explosion at hydro sub station on NRC campus


No injuries were reported after an explosion and fire at a hydro vault on the National Research Council campus on Montreal Road late Boxing Day.

Ottawa fire said it was called to the scene at 1200 Montreal Rd. shortly before 9 p.m. with reports of arcing at the vault.

Shortly after there was an explosion and a large fire. The explosion caused a power outage in the area.

A Hazmat crew responded and air quality tests determined there was nothing toxic.

The fire was under control by early Tuesday morning.



OttawaStart Staff


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