Hess Street apartment fire caused $140,000 in damage
A multiple-alarm fire at a Hess Street apartment building Saturday afternoon caused $140,000 in damage.
Hamilton firefighters responded to the CityHousing building at 95 Hess Street S., just after 4:30 p.m., where they found a well-involved fire inside and on the balcony of a fifth floor apartment, according to fire prevention officer Steve McArthur.
The fire spread to a sixth floor balcony, he said. By 5:25 p.m., the Hamilton Fire Department tweeted that the fire was under control.
The building was evacuated, but tenants were able to return to their units, except for the occupants of the two affected apartments.
“It just looked like it was raining smoke,” Kim, a neighbouring building tenant said.
And no one was injured, said McArthur, who said the probable cause of the fire was electrical.
A fifth floor apartment fire on Saturday afternoon spread to the unit above on the east side of a building at 95 Hess Street South.