A house fire in Hamilton has left seven people in hospital and has claimed the lives of three residents.
The 2 storey home on Niagara Street caught fire at around 4:30 am Saturday morning.
Fire crews battled the blaze all morning but were eventually evacuated from the house after it was deemed unsafe.
Eleven people were living inside the home at the time.
One resident escaped uninjured while seven of the occupants were transported to a local hospital.
Three people were originally reported missing.
Their bodies were found inside the home after the fire had been extinguished.
It is unknown at this time what the cause of the fire was but damages are estimated at $200,000.