Fire destroys Ukrainian cultural centre in Hamilton
Chris Fox, CTV News Toronto
Published Saturday, April 13, 2019 3:41PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, April 13, 2019 3:42PM EDT
A Ukrainian cultural centre in Hamilton has been rendered “uninhabitable” after a two-alarm fire overnight, officials say.
The blaze at the two-storey building on Kenilworth Avenue broke out shortly after midnight when the building was empty.
An official with Hamilton Fire says that when crews first arrived on scene flames could be seen coming from the roof of the building.
The roof then collapsed while crews battled the fire.
The fire was ultimately knocked down within a few hours but crews were still on scene putting out hotspots on Saturday afternoon.
At one point, up to 60 firefighters were on scene.
The Hamilton Fire official says that a “good majority” of the building has been destroyed as a result of the fire.
The cause, however, remains unclear.
Investigators with the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal are currently on scene.