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Someone was trapped in an elevator at an OC Transpo station in downtown Ottawa, and firefighters had to use ropes to rappel down and bring the passenger up to safety.

On Sunday, August 21, Ottawa Fire Services tweet that they arrived at the Parliament OC Transpo station on Queen Street, between Bank and O'Connor streets, after getting a report that someone was stranded in an elevator. It took them about five minutes to get there after they got the call from OC Transpo.

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On Friday, Big Brother Canada's Steven "Gino" Giannopoulos helped rescue a panicking cat from a hot roof in Ottawa.
In a photo posted to Twitter by Ottawa Fire Services (OFS), Giannopoulos, from season 10, is seen offering the cat some water from a bottle at a building on St. Charles Street. Aw, how sweet!

"A concerned citizen [called] to report a [cat] was panicking on a hot black roof clawing at a window trying to get inside," tweeted OFS.

"@OttFire Firefighters rescued the cat & gave it some water. Some caring residents got the [cat] some milk & our partners @OttawaBylaw tried to locate the owner."

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Ottawa Fire Services rescued seven pets, including five snakes and two birds, from a burning house during the wee hours of Sunday morning.

On July 10, the fire service tweeted that they responded to a fire, which started on a deck, at Bayview Drive around 3 a.m. Responders said the blaze "extended up the side of the bungalow into the attic."

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Ottawa Fire Service rescued a person, by rope, who fell from a steep embankment behind Parliament Hill on Tuesday morning.

Just before 9 a.m. on June 28, Ottawa Fire Services said its communication division got a call about an incident on Wellington Street, which is just behind Parliament Hill.

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Four people were rescued after hitting some turbulent waters on Saturday. Ottawa Fire Services came to the aid of a group of people who fell from a paddleboard and were hanging on as they went through some rapids.

At 7:15 p.m. on June 25, Ottawa Fire Service responded to a call that four people had fallen at Britannia Beach on the Ottawa River. The paddleboarders has just gone through the Deschênes Rapids when the fire department arrived.

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