Fire causes $300,000 in damage to Stoney Creek home, cars
Saturday night fire drew cul-de-sac neighbours onto street
A fire caused extensive damage to a two-storey brick house on a cul-de-sac in Stoney Creek Saturday night. Hamilton Fire crews were called in at 10:24 p.m. to 1 Boyne Court.
When they arrived, the garage was engulfed in flames that were shooting up to the second level. Two cars inside the garage also ignited, exacerbating the fire, said Hamilton Fire spokesman Claudio Mostacci. The garage roof partially collapsed as a result.
The two adults who live in the house were outside, and many neighbours came out onto the street as well. Hamilton Police also responded for crowd control and to close the street so crews could work. One neighbouring house was evacuated as a precaution, Mostacci said.
"The fire was so intense [with] the flames and everything, quite a few of the neighbours were quite concerned," Mostacci said.
Damage to the home is estimated at about $300,000, but the owners have insurance, Mostacci said. A car in a neighbouring driveway may also have been damaged by heat and debris, he said.
The fire's cause is unknown and Ontario Fire Marshal has been called to investigate.
Crews remained on scene until close to 6 a.m.