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Huge explosion at NRC hydro sub-station causes fire, power outage

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Firefighters respond to a fire at the National Research Council of Canada on Montreal Rd. in Ottawa...

OTTAWA - Firefighters put out a blaze at the National Research Council hydro substation that began late Monday night after an explosion in a hydro vault, according to Ottawa Fire Services.

The call came in at 8:51 p.m. to 1200 Montreal Road for a report of arcing on the vault, which caused a power outage.

There were some power outages in the area.

The last truck to leave the scene was at 6:08 a.m. Tuesday.

The fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

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