Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three People Are Dead and Seven Are in Hospital for after Hamilton Fire

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three People Are Dead and Seven Are in Hospital for after Hamilton Fire

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Three dead after Hamilton house fire

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HAMILTON - Flames poured from the windows of a Hamilton home early Saturday morning in a blaze that claimed the lives of a mother and two young children and sent seven others to hospital.

Hamilton Fire Department spokesman Claudio Mostacci said firefighters were called to a house fire in Hamilton's north end at 4:30 a.m.

They arrived to find smoke and flame coming from the second floor of the two and a half-storey house. The fire reached a neighbouring house before they could bring it under control.

Mostacci said 11 people were in the first house at the time of the fire. Eight of them had made their way out of the house by the time fire crews arrived, Mostacci said in a news conference.

Seven people were sent to hospital and one escaped uninjured. …

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