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Hamilton Fire battles 3 blazes within 12 hours

Hamilton Fire Department responded to three fires within a 12-hour period on Wednesday. File / 900 CHML

Hamilton firefighters battled three fires in a 12-hour period on Wednesday, July 18.

The first broke out just after midnight, causing extensive damage at a century-old townhouse on George Street in Hess Village.

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Then, shortly after 9 a.m., crews were called to a residential fire at 1627 Trinity Church Road in Glanbrook, and one firefighter was treated for heat-related injuries. The cause of the second blaze has been listed as undetermined.

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The third fire took place at midday at a duplex on Balmoral Avenue North in the city’s east end, where the use of a propane torch appears to have started the blaze, causing $200,000 in damage.

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No residents were injured in any of the fires.

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