Fire marshal investigates ‘suspicious’ blaze that caused $250K damage in Hamilton’s west end

Hamilton police say the fire at 900 King Street West is considered "suspicious" and have called in the Office of the Fire Marshall to investigate. Don Mitchell / Global News

Ontario’s Fire Marshal office has confirmed to Global News an investigation into a Westdale Village fire that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage.

The province’s fire investigators say the Sunday afternoon blaze in a building which houses clothing alteration shop Tha’ar King Clothes is “considered suspicious.”

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The fire started just before noon when Hamilton police and fire crews arrived at the building at 990 King Street W. which was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters say it took about an hour to knock down the blaze.

A hair salon next door and two apartments also sustained damage. No one was injured.

Anyone with information should call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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