One person hospitalized after heavy fire breaks out in Hamilton
Crews are on scene fighting a heavy blaze in Hamilton this morning.
At 7:43 a.m., Hamilton Fire reported a multiple-alarm fire at 96 and 98 Rosslyn Avenue North, near the intersection of Main and Ottawa.
Heavy involvement was reported at 98 Rosslyn and one resident from the home has been taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire has not been disclosed at this time.
Residents should avoid the area.
Crews are active at a multiple alarm involving 96 & 98 Rosslyn Ave. N. Heavy fire involvement in 98. One tenant from 98 Rosslyn taken to hospital for smoke inhalation. #StrongForYou @cityofhamilton @hamiltonfire288 pic.twitter.com/cfBpahgsVr— Hamilton Fire Dept (@HamiltonFireDep) May 31, 2020
UPDATE: Heavy damage has been reported and a number of pets at 98 Rosslyn perished in the fire, police say.
The cause is believed to be careless disposal of smokers’ materials.
The cost in damage is estimated to be around $400,000 to $550,000 at 98 Rosslyn and $150,000 at 96 Rosslyn.
Red Cross is currently arranging accommodations for the occupants of both homes.
Photo courtesy of Hamilton Fire
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