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Man dies in Hamilton apartment fire

Oct. 6, 2017, Hamilton, Ont. - One person is dead following an apartment fire in Hamilton early Friday.

Police say the fire broke out shortly before 1:30 a.m. in a 17-storey building (on Hess Street South).

An unresponsive male was found in the apartment and efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful and he died in hospital.

Police say his name won't be released until relatives are notified.

There was no immediate word on what caused the fire.

The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate.

October 6, 2017  By The Canadian Press

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