Christmas tree at bakery caught fire: customers
Business destroyed; apartments above shop damaged
January 02, 2010
THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR
DUNDAS – A downtown Dundas bakery and two of three apartments upstairs have been destroyed after a morning fire disrupted business in the area’s core.
Fire broke out at Village Bakery at 65 King Street West around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Customers inside at the time say a large Christmas tree caught fire and the flames spread quickly.
The shop was evacuated quickly and the tenants upstairs in the three apartments were alerted. Everyone made it out safely and no one was injured.
Smoke engulfed the downtown as the blaze tore through the building. It’s believed the fire caused damage to buildings on either side of the bakery.
Hydro was cut to the downtown for a time, but it has since been restored to most businesses.
Firefighters remain at the scene and are awaiting city building staff to assess the outside front of the building to ensure the outside wall is secure and won’t collpase.
No damage estimate was immediately available.