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West end apartment in Hamilton damaged by fire

Fire officials say one person was rescued from a highrise unit . Don Mitchell / Global News

A Hamilton apartment unit suffered “heavy damage” after a multiple-alarm fire at a building in the city’s west end.

The blaze led to an evacuation of the building and neighbouring structures near 1884 Main St. W. around 6 a.m.

Hamilton Fire says a tenant on the 6th floor had to be rescued from his balcony by crews.

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“The adult male tenant was transported to hospital where he is currently being assessed as a result of smoke inhalation,” said Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Steve Welton.

An initial investigation suggests damage is in the $75,000 range and that the cause likely was careless smoking.

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There were no injuries.

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