Hamilton

Residents back in building after high-rise fire near Juravinski

The Hamilton Fire Department responded to a call at 21 Ben Lomond Place after a unit caught fire.

The fire was in a unit on the 14th floor

The fire started on the 14th floor at 21 Ben Lomond Place. (CBC)

The Hamilton Fire Department says residents are back in their high-rise building after a unit caught fire on the 14th floor at 21 Ben Lomond Place near Juravinski hospital. 

"When firefighters arrived on scene there was heavy fire inside the apartment," said fire department Public Information Officer Claudio Mostacci.

He said they got the call around 8:25 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

Mostacci says when crews arrived they found one person inside the unit who was put in the care of paramedics. 

Firefighters contained the fire to the one apartment unit.

Mostacci says crews were working to clear smoke from the building after the fire was out. 

The cause of the fire isn't known at this time. The fire department says damage is estimated at approximately $100,000.

An investigator from the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office has been requested to assist in determining the cause of the fire. 

Police were on scene as well. 

The Hamilton Fire Department recommends that people who live in a high-rise apartment buildings take the time to review the posted "occupants procedures" contained within the building's fire safety plan, a copy of which is posted on each floor of buildings. 

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