Video: Massive fire breaks out in Hamilton downtown core
Published June 18, 2022 at 8:37 am
The Hamilton Fire Department is battling an early morning blaze in downtown Hamilton.
The fire is located at 206 King St. West and there is heavy smoke in the area. The fire department requests that residents stay inside and keep all windows and doors closed.
Large volumes of smoke from the downtown fire is migrating east and across the mountain.
Hamilton Fire crews say the building is actively collapsing.
Crews will be on scene for some time and police ask residents to avoid the area.
— Andrew Collins (@ACollinsPhoto) June 18, 2022
UPDATE: According to Hamilton Fire this is a century building with a heavy wood timber structure inside.
The fire department will be on the scene for the rest of the day and possibly into this evening as well.
The building next door that houses an A&W has structural damage due to part of the burning building falling on top of it.
At the peak of the fire there were 45 firefighters on scene.
Firefighters were removed from inside the building for their own safety and their numbers are scaling back as the fire recedes.
The new condo building near the blaze had hot embers spread to it and a 24th floor balcony caught on fire.
The fire on the condo balcony has now been extinguished and no injuries are reported. Only the one unit in the building has been effected.
Our crews are working at a multiple alarm structure fire at 206 King St. W. Large vacant building well involved. Crews will be on scene for some time. pic.twitter.com/4Jar6GvMsU
— Hamilton Fire Department (@HamiltonFireDep) June 18, 2022
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