Woman dies in Mount Washington apartment fire

MOUNT WASHINGTON, OH (FOX19) - Fire crews battled a fatal fire at an apartment complex in Mount Washington on Friday morning.

The fire broke out around 8:45 a.m. at a 24-unit apartment building on Salvador Street and Roxbury Street.

A Cincinnati Fire Department spokesperson says an adult woman died in the fire. Her name has not yet been released. Another occupant was taken to the hospital.

Arriving fire crews said there was heavy fire showing on the rear of the building. They believe the fire started on the first floor.

A neighbor told FOX19 that he heard a loud boom that shook the whole building, which turned out to be an oxygen tank that exploded as a result of the fire.

Investigators say 21 adults and 11 children have been displaced as a result of the fire and are receiving assistance from the Red Cross.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Damage has been estimated at $100,000.

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