Man in­jured, fam­ily cat per­ishes in east Moun­tain house fire early Mon­day

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

A fire on Hamil­ton Moun­tain early Mon­day sent one man to hospi­tal with un­known in­juries and caused about $60,000 in dam­age.

Fire­fight­ers were called to a house on East 26th Street near Con­ces­sion Street at 3:23 a.m. af­ter re­ports of fire in the base­ment.

Crews were met with smoke at the front door, said Fire In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Clau­dio Mostacci.

The oc­cu­pants in the home were al­ready out­side.

“We had the fire knocked down by 3:38,” Mostacci said, ad­ding smoke-dam­aged fur­ni­ture and other items from the home were pulled onto the front lawn to be mon­i­tored.

An adult male was taken to hospi­tal for smoke in­hala­tion.

One of the fam­ily’s two cats died in the fire. Fire­fight­ers safely re­moved the other one from inside.

The Of­fice of the On­tario Fire Mar­shal has been no­ti­fied.

The blaze was con­tained to the base­ment area of the house.

“There was sub­stan­tial smoke dam­age through­out the house,” Mostacci said.

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