A three-year-old boy has died after a house fire broke out in a row of semidetached homes in Hamilton on Monday morning.
Firefighters were called to a semi-detached house at 240 Golden Orchard Dr. shortly after 10 a.m.
Crews arrived to find flames shooting from the basement window and were told a young child was still inside the house.
Hamilton Fire spokesperson Claudio Mostacci says the toddler was unresponsive when transported to Hamilton’s General Hospital.
The child’s mother was taken to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
Brandon Jolly, who lives in the adjoining home, said the mother was cooking upstairs and noticed smoke. Jolly said she then came outside screaming that she couldn’t get to her child downstairs.
An investigator with the Ontario Fire Marshall’s office has been called in to investigate the cause and origin of the fire.
Monetary damage is estimated at 150 thousand dollars.