Man dead after house fire in west Hamilton

Police say a man in his 20s has died in a house fire in Westdale, near McMaster University.

Police say emergency services responded to Traymore Avenue on Wednesday shortly after 8 p.m. for reports of a house fire.

Officers who arrived on scene described flames coming from windows and smoke emanating from within residence.

Firefighters located a man inside the house without vital signs. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Ontario Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate.