Appliance malfunction causes $300K house fire
A house fire that broke out in the city’s North End Thursday morning caused about $300,000 in damage was sparked by an electrical malfunction in an appliance.
Firefighters were called to 398 Catharine St. N. around 10:30 a.m. and found heavy fire and smoke coming from the third floor.
The roof over the home’s front porch was completely destroyed.
Crews managed to keep the fire from spreading to neighbouring homes, except for slight exterior damage, spokesperson Claudio Mostacci said.
Residents were outside by the time firefighers arrived, Mostacci added. No one was injured.
The Red Cross is helping residents find shelter because of the fire and water damage to their home.
Hamilton firefighters were called to 398 Catharine St. N. to fight a blaze around 11 a.m. on Thursday. The Red Cross is helping the residents out.