1 person sent to hospital following blaze at apartment building in Hamilton’s downtown

Fire crews rescue . Don Mitchell / Global News

One person was sent to hospital after a two-alarm blaze at a Corktown highrise in Hamilton early Monday morning.

Hamilton Fire says the person was unconscious when removed by firefighters around 12:30 a.m. from the 12th floor of a Hughson Street apartment building located between Young Street and Forest Avenue.

Hamilton Paramedics say they transported the woman, believed to be in her 40’s, to hospital with vital signs absent.

A next door neighbour was also treated for smoke inhalation, according to a release from chief Dave Cunliffe.

Residents of the building, who self evacuated during the fire, returned to their apartments after the blaze was put out.

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The office of Ontario’s fire marshal has been notified of the incident.

Authorities estimate damages to be in the neighbourhood of $300,000.

No cause has yet been determined.

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