The cause of a blaze at a home in east Hamilton is under investigation.
Emergency crews were called to the two-and-a-half storey house at 86 Sherman Ave. S. between Main and King Streets at 4:44 a.m. on Saturday, where they found heavy fire conditions on multiple floors.
Upgrading the call to a multiple alarm, firefighters began searching the house while battling the flames but were forced to withdraw and fight the fire from the outside due to holes burnt through the floors and deteriorating conditions inside the building.
Hamilton Fire crews are at the scene of a well involved fire located at 86 Sherman Avenue South. A 2nd Alarm has been assigned. pic.twitter.com/62ngacaRXv— Hamilton Fire Dept (@HamiltonFireDep) February 2, 2019
Update to structure fire at 86 Sherman Avenue North ... due to structural concerns all crews have been pulled out and it is now a defensive attack. Heavy fire conditions on upper floors. Command Unit at Main and Sherman for media inquiries.— Hamilton Fire Dept (@HamiltonFireDep) February 2, 2019
No one was home at the time of the blaze and no one was injured.
The damage to the house was extensive and is estimated at approximately $750,000.
The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in due to the extent of the damage and the investigation into the cause of the fire will continue on Sunday.