Updated:A family is homeless after a fire at their home on Hamilton mountain.It started in this house on Larch St around 2:30 this morning. The blaze broke out in the basement laundry room. A woman, her five children and the family dog got out safely, after their smoke detector woke them up.The house is owned by the city of Hamilton and workers will spend the day going through the property.Platoon chief Patrick McCafferty told CHCH News, “Smoke alarms are mandated by law on every level of every occupied structure in Ontario and here they showed their worth.”Damage is estimated at more than $250,000. Hamilton Fire says they are working to determine what sparked the blaze.The city’s in the process of finding another suitable place for the family to live.If you would like to help the family you can visit their Go Fund Me page: gofundme.com/familylosesall Or you can drop off clothing, shoes etc at:Telecom Computer5245 Harvester RoadBurlington, OnL7L 5L4905-333-9621Clothing, shoes, toys are needed for the children: women’s small/ medium clothes and size 8.5 shoes for the 17-year-old girl; size 14-16 boys clothing and size 9 shoes for the 16-year-old boy; size 10-12 clothing and size 2 shoes for the 11-year-old girl; size 5 clothing and 10 shoes for the 5-year-old boy; and baby clothes for the 2-month old girl.
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