A Stoney Creek apartment fire sent one person to hospital on Thursday morning.
Shortly after 5 a.m., Hamilton firefighters responded to a fire on the seventh floor of a nine-storey high-rise apartment building at 837 Queenston Rd.
Firefighters found a working fire in a seventh floor unit as well as smoke conditions. One occupant was placed in the care of paramedics and transported directly to Hamilton General Hospital.
The fire was quickly extinguished and crews started ventilation procedures to clear the building of smoke. All residents of the building have returned to their apartment units.
The fire was contained to one apartment unit and damage is estimated at $25,000. The fire has been attributed to an electrical cause.
The Hamilton fire department recommends that high-rise apartment residents take the time to review the posted occupants procedures contained within the building’s fire safety plan. A copy of the plan must be posted on each floor of the building.