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Burlington apartment fire sends 1 person to hospital

The Ontario Fire Marshall has been called into investigate an apartment blaze on Nelson Avenue in Burlington. Don Mitchell / Global News

Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating a fire at a Burlington apartment building that has sent one person to hospital with serious injuries on Monday night.

The Burlington Fire Department rushed to a complex on Nelson Avenue near Lakeshore Road and Maple Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. after reports of smoke on the fourth floor of the building.

Officials say it took about four hours to extinguish the blaze, which they say began in someone’s living room.

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Two children were also sent to hospital as a precaution, according to Burlington Fire.

Damage is estimated at $100,000 and two residents were told they would not be able to return to their unit in the near future.

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Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire.