PRICE HILL, OH (FOX19) - A building in Price Hill is considered a total loss after a 3-alarm fire Thursday.
Flames broke out in a three story building in the 3600 block of Warsaw Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
Crews called for a second alarm almost immediately after arriving at the scene. A third alarm was called around a half hour later. Firefighters were still battling hot spots Thursday afternoon and expected to be at the scene into the evening hours.
Crews first arriving on the scene began to fight the fire from the interior, but conditions deteriorated and they were pulled out to fight it from the exterior. The fire originated on the first floor and spread to the second floor and attic.
The building holds businesses on the bottom floor and apartments above it. The fire was contained to the building where the fire originated, but a nearby building did suffer water damage from firefighters' hoses.
The fire is located near three schools - Elder, Seton and St. Lawrence. Officials with the schools say they monitored the situation and were not on lock down.
Everyone was able to make it out all right. The cause is still undetermined. The building is considered a total loss.