The fire marshal has been called in to look for the cause of a fire that has destroyed a home in downtown Hamilton.
More than 10 fire trucks responded to the call on Ray Street, near York Boulevard, just before 5 o’clock this morning.
The two and a half storey home was fully engulfed by the time crews arrived.
Tenants in five rental units managed to get out safely, although several had to be treated for smoke inhalation.
Investigators say it’s too early to give a damage estimate.