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Careless smoking triggers highrise fire in Stoney Creek, causes $300K in damage

Hamilton firefighters battled a multiple alarm blaze at a Stoney Creek highrise on Thursday morning. Lisa Polewski / 900 CHML

Careless smoking is getting the blame for a multiple alarm fire at an apartment building in Stoney Creek, Ont. Thursday.

Fire officials say it broke out around 10 a.m. at a highrise on Jerome Crescent, near Delawana Drive.

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The building was evacuated while firefighters extinguished the flames, but not before the blaze damaged two units on the 10th floor and caused $300,000 in damage.

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No one was hurt.

The Red Cross is helping those who have been displaced by the fire.

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