Highrise suffers $300K in damages after overnight blaze: Hamilton fire dept.

Ontario’s fire marshal has been called out to investigate a blaze in Central Hamilton that significantly damaged a highrise apartment complex on Saturday morning.

Hamilton fire department says they responded to a call just before 1 a.m. at the Villa Marie 2 apartment complex on 50 Young St. between John and Hughson streets.

Upon arrival, fire crews say they began battling flames coming from a second-floor apartment, according to fire chief Dave Cunliffe.

“Crews quickly made their way to the second floor and reported a well-involved apartment fire in unit 206. They immediately initiated search and rescue and fire suppression operations in the apartment,” Cunliffe said in a report.

During the operation, Cunliffe said crews noticed the fire had spread from a window on the second-floor unit to a third-floor unit.

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