Two fires and two crashes in one day at same Stoney Creek home

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

A fire­fighter was sent to hos­pi­tal after two depart­ment trucks col­lided en route to a blaze near Vinemount in Up­per Stoney Creek Fri­day. Fire­fight­ers were re­spond­ing to the 1041 Ridge Rd. home for the sec­ond time in about eight hours when the trucks crashed.

The first call, around 8:18 a.m., was for a small fire. The sec­ond call, around 4:50 p.m., was big­ger. When fire­fight­ers ar­rived, the sec­ond storey of the home at the cor­ner of Eighth Road East was ablaze.

The bulk of the fire was out by 5:15 p.m. but crews were still pulling off the house’s metal roof to get at the flames more than an hour later. No­body was in the small home at the time, but dam­age was sub­stan­tial enough to ren­der it un­in­hab­it­able. “Peo­ple are not go­ing to be able to stay there tonight,” Mostacci said. “They have al­ter­nate liv­ing ar­range­ments.”

Mostacci wasn’t yet able to say what may have caused the two fires. He said the in­jury to the fire­fighter was re­ported as “glass to the face.”

It wasn’t the only crash. Po­lice re­ported that a ve­hi­cle stopped at the scene was “sideswiped” when an­other passed it. No­body was hurt, but the sideswip­ing driver didn’t stick around, Staff Sgt. Greg Jack­son said.

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