A woman narrowly escaped a Hamilton apartment fire Sunday night.
fire broke out at 4:30 p.m. as the resident was cooking dinner in her Washington Blvd. apartment.
The 71-year-old woman told fire investigators she noticed a strong smell of smoke and looked down the hall to find
flames racing towards her.
she exited her apartment she alerted neighbors to call 911 and evacuate. Hamilton
paramedics evaluated the woman who had burned hair and smoke inhalation, then
transported her to Fort Hamilton Hospital.
Hamilton firefighters were able to contain the
blaze to two apartments. One other resident was displaced and is being assisted
by the Red Cross. One firefighter was transported to Fort Hamilton Hospital for
evaluation of a knee injury and released.
is estimated at $130,000, the cause is under investigation, and all other residents
were able to stay in their apartments.