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Overnight fire leaves child in critical condition

By The Canadian Press   

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Feb. 8, 2017, Kanata, Ont. - A 19-month-old child is in hospital with serious burns after a house fire early Wednesday morning in the Ottawa area.

Ottawa firefighters say a male was also taken to hospital after suffering smoke inhalation in the blaze, which erupted just after 2 a.m. in a two-storey detached home in Kanata. 

The baby's mother was also taken to hospital, but it was not clear if she suffered any injuries. 

Firefighters say the child was sheltered in a fire truck until being taken to hospital. 

They say the house is now uninhabitable. 

There was no immediate word on the cause of the blaze.

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