Ottawa firemen received several 911 calls Saturday for heavy black smoke and flames coming from a home on 4885 Hawthorne Road.
They arrived to find the garage "fully involved", and they got the blise under control at 9:55.
The residents of the home were out of the building, but Ottawa Fire Services said that a person was in charge of the Ottawa Paramedic Service.
A fire investigator tries to determine the cause of the fan.
The Canadian Red Cross and Salvation Army help the victims.