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1 person dead after Hamilton apartment fire

One person is dead following an apartment fire in downtown Hamilton, Tuesday evening.

Provincial fire marshal to investigate death of 9th floor resident

The victim of a downtown Hamilton apartment fire was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday. (Andrew Collins)

One person is dead following an apartment fire in downtown Hamilton on Tuesday evening. 

Fire crews pulled someone from a ninth-floor unit inside a high-rise building along Main Street West near Caroline Street around 9 p.m., said Claudio Mostacci, a spokesman for the Hamilton Fire Department. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

"One individual was at home at the time of the fire," Mostacci said. He did not have any other identifying information about the victim. 

No one else was injured.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the apartment. It took 20 minutes for crews to extinguish the flames. Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the one apartment unit, and damage is estimated at around $15,000.

The cause of the fire is unknown, Mostacci said, but the Office of the Fire Marshal has been called to investigate. 

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one apartment and put out the flames in 20 minutes. (Andrew Collins)

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