Fire mar­shal to in­ves­ti­gate sec­ond fire at same house

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMILTON SPEC­TA­TOR

The Fire Mar­shal’s Of­fice has been called in to de­ter­mine the cause of a sec­ond fire at the same house on the Stoney Creek Moun­tain on Fri­day.

The fire also sent two fire­fight­ers to hos­pi­tal for ob­ser­va­tion af­ter two de­part­ment trucks col­lided in what de­part­ment spokesper­son Clau­dio Mostacci called a mi­nor ac­ci­dent.

“At that time, the heavy smoke and fog in that area was bad,” he said. “The vis­i­bil­ity up there was pretty well zero.”

Fire­fight­ers first re­sponded to a call at 1041 Ridge Rd. around 8:18 a.m. Fri­day for a small fire. Mostacci said the fire had al­ready been put out by the home­owner by the time fire­fight­ers ar­rived. Still, fire­fight­ers used a ther­mal imag­ing cam­era to en­sure it was ex­tin­guished and the house was safe af­ter the small fire that was deemed to have been caused by an elec­tri­cal prob­lem.

The sec­ond call to the same house — at the cor­ner of Eighth Road East out­side of Wi­nona — oc­curred at about 4:50 p.m., af­ter the home­owner heard smoke alarms. This time, fire­fight­ers saw flames on the sec­ond floor that had gone up into the at­tic, Mostacci said.

Dam­age was es­ti­mated at $100,000.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.