Several residents displaced after Mt. Healthy fire

MOUNT HEALTHY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in Ohio say neighbors helped rescue a paraplegic woman from an early morning apartment fire that sent several residents to the hospital.

Firefighters say the blaze began at 3 a.m. Monday at an apartment building in the Compton Grove Apartments on Clovernook Avenue.

Firefighters say neighbors wrapped the woman in a blanket and carried her out of her two-story building. She and another resident were taken away by ambulance suffering from smoke inhalation, while authorities say several other residents drove themselves to get checked out.

There was no word immediately available on conditions. Temperatures in the low teens made firefighting efforts more difficult. Five of the seven units in the complex were damaged.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

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