Woman dead after apartment fire on Hamilton mountain

Fire crews rescue person from fire on the mountain. Don Mitchell / Global News

Hamilton Police say one person has died from injuries inflicted during a fire on Wednesday morning.

Fire crews responded to a blaze at a four-storey building on Concession Street around 10:30 a.m. and were told an occupant was still believed to be inside a basement suite.

Crews were able to get inside and pull the occupant out.

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Paramedics rushed the person to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On Thursday, a spokesperson for Hamilton police confirmed that the 68-year-old woman who had been hospitalized has since died from her injuries.

Fire crews were able to get the blaze under control, but officials say there was significant damage to the building. However, no other injuries were reported.

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The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal has been contacted and is helping with the investigation.

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