Woman sent to hospital after rescued from small house fire in east Hamilton

Fire officials say a woman was removed from a burning home in Hamilton's east end on Mar. 28, 2024. Global News

One person was sent to hospital in critical condition after she was rescued from a blaze at a small home in Hamilton’s east side on Thursday morning, according to firefighters.

First responders arrived just before 6:30 a.m. and tackled flames on the first floor of a two-storey home on Strathearne Avenue at the corner of Vansitmart.

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It’s believed the blaze originated in the living room and extended into the floors, ceiling and walls.

A woman, believed to be in her 80s, was removed by firefighters and seen to by paramedics.

Hamilton Fire estimates damage to the home in the $400,000 range.

The cause of the blaze has not been determined.

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