Fire destroys several homes under construction in Hamilton

Ontario Construction News staff writer

An investigation is underway after a massive fire engulfed dozens of homes under construction in Hamilton.

Hamilton Fire Chief Dave Cunliffe said the fire consumed 23 units at various stages of construction in the Losani Homes development.

“In this case, a lot of the units were still under construction so they hadn’t been closed in yet, so they were open to the elements and certainly as the wind starts to pick up when you start to have an open flame like that, it moves very quickly,” Cunliffe said.

The wind direction also enabled the fire to spread more quickly.

hamilton fire 2More than 70 firefighters were on the scene of the four-alarm fire.

“At this point, the fire is under control,” Cunliffe said. “For the most part there has been no damage inside of any of the homes that are occupied.”

Several vehicles were either damaged or destroyed by the fire.

There were no reports of injuries.


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