Fire forces Queen­ston apart­ment evac­u­a­tion

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

Res­i­dents of a Queen­ston Road apart­ment build­ing were forced out­side dur­ing a fire Thurs­day.

Emer­gency crews ar­rived to the build­ing at 385 Queen­ston Rd. around 10:50 p.m.

Fire­fight­ers found heavy flames blaz­ing in a first-floor unit with smoke bil­low­ing through to other floors.

The build­ing was evac­u­ated and the lone ten­ant of the on-fire apart­ment was found on the bal­cony and res­cued. No in­juries were re­ported.

Dam­age is es­ti­mated at $80,000 for the first-floor unit and $20,000 for the unit di­rectly above, which sus­tained mi­nor dam­age.

Fire de­part­ment spokesper­son Claudio Mostacci says the cause of the fire is be­lieved to be elec­tri­cal.

All res­i­dents were quickly al­lowed back in their units ex­cept for the lone oc­cu­pant of the unit where the fire started. That res­i­dent will stay with friends.

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