Three people are dead following an overnight house fire in Hamilton.
Fire Safety Officer Claudio Mostacci said that the Hamilton Fire Department received a call about the fire at 36 Laird Drive at 12:22 p.m. and found “heavy smoke conditions” when they arrived minutes later.
Mostacci said the three people were pulled from the house and subsequently pronounced dead.
He said one person died at the scene. The other two later died of their injuries in hospital.
There was no immediate information about the victims, nor any word on what may have caused the fire.
However, Iris, a woman who lives next door, said a mother, daughter and son had lived in the home for almost a year.
Neighbours said they did not hear any smoke alarms going off in the home.
Mostacci said the home is a social housing property owned by the City of Hamilton.
The Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating.