A two-and-a-half-story building on King Street East near Victoria Avenue was badly damaged after an overnight fire, according to Hamilton Fire.
Crews were called to 433 King Street East just before 2 am Monday to start a “well-involved fire” on the first floor of the structure.
“Given the escalating conditions, the incident commander requested a second alarm, which brought additional resources from across the city to the scene,” Fire Chief Dave Cunliffe said in a statement.
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“Before firefighting operations inside and search and rescue operations could begin, firefighters needed to remove the fences that were around the outside of the building.”
Cunliffe said the building appeared to be undergoing renovations and due to the “suspicious nature” of the fire, the fire marshal’s office was called in to assist with the investigation.
No injuries were reported and no dollar losses have been associated with the damage as of Monday morning.
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