A townhouse in Hamilton’s east end suffered close to $250,000 in damage after a second floor blaze on Tuesday night.
Hamilton fire officials say they responded to a report of heavy smoke just before 6 p.m. on Harrisford Street not far from Albright Road and Greenhill Avenue.
“The lone occupant of the residence was alerted to the fire by working smoke detectors in the home and self-evacuated,” said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Milovanovic in a release.
“He met our crews in front of the residence.”
The multiple-alarm blaze was contained to just a single unit in the complex and there were no injuries.
The initial investigation suggests ‘unattended cooking’ was the cause of the fire, according to Milovanovic.