$125,000 Gertrude Street house fire con­sid­ered sus­pi­cious

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

A house fire in the east end that caused an es­ti­mated $125,000 in dam­age is be­lieved to have started un­der sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances and is now un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Fire­fight­ers were called 107 Gertrude St., off Gage Av­enue North near Depew Street, at 11:14 p.m. Tuesday, said fire depart­ment spokesper­son Steve McArthur.

Fire­fight­ers found a blaze in the two-storey wood-frame house that was en­dan­ger­ing neigh­bour­ing homes. Ex­tra crews were called in as a pre­cau­tion, McArthur said.

The fire was con­tained and the neigh­bour­ing houses weren’t dam­aged. There were no in­juries. The On­tario fire mar­shal’s of­fice is in­ves­ti­gat­ing be­cause the fire is con­sid­ered sus­pi­cious.

Fire­fight­ers couldn’t im­me­di­ately find the owner of the home.

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