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Close to $1M in damage after garage fire at east Hamilton townhome

Firefighters battled a blaze at a Stoney Creek townhouse near Highway 8 on May 18, 2023. Hamilton Fire

A pair of Stoney Creek, Ont. townhomes suffered a combined $1 million in damage after a blaze Thursday.

Hamilton Fire say they were called out to an address on Highway 8 between Spartan Avenue and Dewitt Road amid reports of flames engulfing a garage with a vehicle in it.

“The fire had already extended up into a common roof area above the garage that was joined to both townhouse units,” chief Dave Cunliffe explained.

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Firefighters took about 25 minutes to put down the blaze which spread into the interiors of two units.

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One occupant sustained some minor burns to their feet and legs, according to Cunliffe.

There were no other injuries as occupants of both homes were able to self-evacuate.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, however early indications point to smoking as a possible cause.

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