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Flamborough business heavily damaged in afternoon fire

HAMILTON, ON – May 20, 2017 – Hamilton Fire Department responded to a report of a fire involving a business known as Flamborough Patio Furniture, located at 823 Highway No. 6 at approximately 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.

 Upon arrival, crews found that one of the three buildings a 1 storey metal clad building used for wood storage and manufacturing of wood patio furniture  heavily involved and as this is in an area of the City not protected by municipal fire hydrants, additional water tanker trucks were dispatched to the scene. While the initial structure was destroyed in the fire, crews were able to successfully protect the residential home and an additional commercial building at this address from being completely destroyed. Fire crews are expected to remain on scene till late tonight to ensure that all hot spots have been extinguished. 

 No injuries were reported as a result of the fire and damages are estimated to be in excess of $500,000. Because of the amount of damages The Office of the Fire Marshal has been contacted to assist in determining a cause for the fire.

For information on fire safety, contact our Fire Prevention Division at 905 546-2424 ext. 1380, weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm or visit us at www.hamilton.ca/fire.