Hamilton-based firefighters were on ground to quench a fire incident which occurred in a new subdivision development, where the damages caused were described by the firefighters as “a multi-million dollar loss.”
Recently, Hamilton Fire Department received reports of a fire incident on Blackbird Way off Marion St. Mount Hope, West Hamilton Mountain. Later, Hamilton Fire Chief Dave Cunliffe wrote that the fire affected four homes that were being constructed in the subdivision. By the time the firefighters arrived, one house had already collapsed.
Cunliffe stated: “While en route, crews responded heavy smoke could be seen from the areas of Twenty Road as well as White Church Road.
“First arriving crews reported a well-involved fire in multiple single-family homes under construction and that one house had already collapsed.
“Due to the size and rapid spread of the fire, defensive firefighting operations were deployed. Utilizing two aerial devices with large volume master streams in addition to numerous large volume hand line hoses being operated by firefighters, the advancing fire was cut off in a row of homes, but not before it consumed four homes.
“An additional house directly adjacent to the fourth involved home and four homes directly across the street from the involved structures sustained heat and water damage,” Cunliffe added.
It took 30 minutes for HFD firefighters to tame the fire. Meanwhile, the cause of the fire has not been determined and the severity of the damage made HFD notify the provincial Office of the Fire Marshal.
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