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Elderly woman killed in Hamilton fire

A townhouse fire in Hamilton claimed the life of an elderly woman Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to the home on Gateshead Crescent in Stoney Creek just after 2 a.m. Smoke was pouring out of the unit when crews arrived.

The woman was pulled out of the home and she was pronounced dead shortly after.

It took firefighters about an hour and a half to knock down the fire but thanks to brick fire walls between units, the blaze didn’t spread to neighbouring townhouses.

The Ontario fire marshal’s office is trying to determine the cause.