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Firefighter rescued in Hamilton fire

CityNews | posted Friday, Sep 30th, 2016

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Seven people are homeless after a townhouse fire on Upper Gage Avenue, near the Lincoln Alexander Expressway, on Sept. 30, 2016. Image credit: Dave Ritchie

A firefighter was rescued from a dangerous situation while battling a house fire in Hamilton.

The firefighter had his foot stuck in a ladder as flames raged nearby. He issued a Mayday call and was quickly freed. He was not injured.

The townhouse fire began on Upper Gage Avenue, near the Lincoln Alexander Parkway, around 1:15 a.m. on Friday.

A family of seven people and their pets made it out of the house safely.

One of the neighbouring homes was also damaged.

The cost of the damage is estimated at $500,000. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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