Ottawa firefighters put out real dumpster fire

Ottawa firefighters quickly extinguished a dumpster fire in the west Wednesday morning that caused a plume of thick black smoke visible from the surrounding area.

The foam-filled trailer caught fire in the driveway of a house under construction on Compton Avenue near the Carlingwood Mall. The call came in shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters extinguished the fire before it caused significant damage to the house. A small amount of vinyl upholstery has been damaged.

Some live electrical wires were burned and posed a hazard to firefighters, officials said. The wires separated and sparkled around the stage.

No one was hurt. The cause is still under investigation.

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