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Overnight fire leaves child in critical condition

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.

February 8, 2017
By The Canadian Press