An east end Hamilton fire damaged three homes, resulting in $700,000 in damages.
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Multiple units were dispatched to the scene at 148 Belmont Avenue around noon.
Flames visible from the second story windows of the home, all three occupants managed to get out safely.
Additional units were called when the fire spread to the house next door; three occupants there also escaped unharmed.
The heat from the flames caused exterior damage to the siding of a third house.
The fire department says the probable cause was careless disposal of smoking material.