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2 people rescued from early-morning fire in Hamilton

Two people were rescued from an early-morning fire on Thursday, according to Hamilton Fire.

Both received immediate medical care by firefighters and paramedics and then transported to hospital

Just after 5 a.m., Hamilton Fire received a report of a structure fire at 8 Lloyd St. in Ward 3. (Dan Taekema/CBC)

Two people were rescued from an early-morning fire on Thursday, according to Hamilton Fire.

Just after 5 a.m., Hamilton Fire received a report of a structure fire at 8 Lloyd St. in Ward 3, which is Hamilton's central lower city.

Initial reports say there was a fire on the second floor of a two and a half-storey residence and a person was trapped. 

"Immediately crews initiated an aggressive search-and-rescue operation," Hamilton Fire said in a news release. 

"Firefighters quickly located and rescued one person on the second floor and one person on the first floor of the residence."

An additional five people who were also in the home at the time of the fire were able to escape.

No information on the age or sex of those rescued was provided, but the release notes that they were provided immediate medical care by firefighters and paramedics and then transported to hospital. 

One firefighter involved in the rescue operation was transported to hospital with a heat-related condition as a precaution, the release said.

The fire was quickly brought under control. 

The Office of the Fire Marshal has been notified and will be responding to assist with the determination of cause. It is estimated that damages will be in excess of $250,000. The Red Cross has been called in to assist the displaced residents.

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