1 dead following restaurant fire in St. Catharines – Hamilton

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One man is dead and another critically injured after a fire at a St. Catharine’s, Ont. restaurant on Saturday afternoon.

Niagara Regional Police (NRPS) say they responded to the blaze along with St. Catharines Fire just after 4 p.m. at the Ma Chinese Cuisine Restaurant at 123 Geneva Street.

Investigators say the eatery was open at the time of the fire and subsequently evacuated.

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The two men, employees of a roofing company working at the building, were the only ones injured.

The deceased is a 46-year-old from Scarborough. The injured man is a 32-year-old from Markham.

The cause and estimated cost of damage to the facility have yet to be determined.

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An investigation, which includes the Office of the Fire Marshall and Ministry of Labour, is underway according to NRPS.




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