Careless smoking fire sends 1 to hospital, causes $60K damage
An apartment fire in a 16-storey building in central Hamilton caused $60,000 in damage Monday, Hamilton fire officials said.
The fire, probably caused by careless smoking, sent one person to hospital, the fire department said.
Firefighters were called around 12:30 p.m. Monday to deal with the fire in a building on Sanford Avenue South, between Main and King.
They found "heavy flames" in a unit on the second floor and smoke traveling through several floors. The fire department called it a multiple alarm fire to trigger help from more firefighters.
Damage from the fire was limited to one apartment unit, a total estimated at $60,000, and crews immediately began to ventilate the building.