Three alarm fire near Xavier under investigation

NORTH AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) - A large fire broke out overnight near the Xavier University Campus.

Sixty firefighters from 15 different companies responded to the blaze in the 1000 block of Winding Way in North Avondale.  The fire advanced so quickly that firefighters were involved in mostly a defensive attack to fight the flames.

The fire damaged two homes, several cars and two garages.

Investigators believe the fire may have started outside one of the homes, but a cause has not yet been determined.

No one was hurt.

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