Update: Woman rescued in Avondale fire faces arson charges

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A woman who was rescued from a two-alarm fire in Avondale will soon be facing arson charges.

On Saturday morning, firefighters from South Avondale arrived on the scene on the 3400 block of Dury Avenue around 11:45 a.m. The crew had been in the area inspecting fire hydrants when the call about the fire was made, resulting in a quick response time.

When they arrived, they heard a woman yelling from the second floor. However, when crews put a ladder up to the window where she was standing, she ran to the attic. Crews eventually were able to get her to cooperate, and she was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The damage was mostly contained to the second floor, but some damage was done to the attic.

Investigators are still looking into a cause. The damage estimate has been put at $30,000.

Fire investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set. Warrants are now being processed for Kiania Foster. Foster will be charged with Aggravated Arson of persons and Aggravated Arson of Property.

FOX19 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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