A mother and her two children have been identified as the victims of a deadly fire early Saturday morning.
A family member identified Victoria Maire, her son Robert and daughter Abigail.
At around 4:30am, Hamilton fire crews responded to reports of a fire at a home on 70 Niagara Street.
Spokesman for the Hamilton fire department Claudio Mostacci says within an hour the fire began to spread to a neighbouring home.
He says Maire and her children were initially considered missing, but their bodies were found once the fire was put out.
The Office of the Fire Marshall is working to determine what caused the fire.
11 people were in the home at the time of the fire.
One was uninjured and seven were taken to hospital.
Two people did not require treatment while three adults and two children were treated for smoke inhalation and burns.
Total damage is estimated at 250,000 dollars.
A gofundme.com page has been set-up to help with funeral costs for the Maire family.