2 people sent to hospital after fire on Hamilton’s east Mountain

Hamilton firefighters tackled a garage fire on the city's east Mountain on June 21, 2021. Hamilton Fire

Two people in their 70s were sent to hospital after a house fire in Hamilton’s east Mountain on Monday afternoon.

Hamilton fire says they were called out to a one-storey home on Upper Ottawa Street near Mohawk Road amid reports of a garage fire.

The multiple alarm incident saw the garage sustain extensive damage along with the roof of the home.

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No estimates on the cost of damage have yet been determined.

The two residents, a man and a woman, were able to escape the home and were sent to a nearby hospital with smoke inhalation.

The male suffered serious injuries which included burns. The woman was not seriously hurt and was transported by paramedics for evaluation.

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There were no other injuries.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.


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