Hess Street apart­ment fire caused $140,000 in dam­age

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

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.

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