Two firefighters were sent to hospital and three homes have been damaged after a multiple-alarm fire in Central Hamilton.
READ MORE: Paramount Road fire under investigation
The blaze began around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on Emerald Street, near Wilson, as a fully involved garage fire sent a thick black plume of smoke into the air.
Fire officials say the flames quickly spread to three nearby houses, and at one point, it was feared that someone was inside one of the homes.
However, after a search of the homes, no one was found inside and police advised firefighters that the person who had been unaccounted for was found in a home down the street.
WATCH: Dorval home fire under investigation
No citizens were hurt in the blaze, but two firefighters were taken to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire.
Damage is estimated at $600,000.
© 2018 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.