Woman and child hospitalized after Hamilton fire

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A woman and her 8-month-old child had to be taken to the hospital after they were rescued from a fire in Hamilton.

The fire started at about 6:30 PM Wednesday on the 1100 block of Edison Ave. When fire crews arrived at the scene, they discovered a woman upstairs by a window with her 8-month old baby obviously trapped inside. According to a release, firefighters were able to convince the woman to drop her baby to the firefighters below, and were then able to rescue the woman still inside.

The woman and child were taken by helicopter to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The fire appeared to be in the walls and attic in the rear of the 3-family structure and was difficult to reach. Fire crews were eventually pulled out of the building for their safety and extinguished the blaze from the exterior.

The cause and total amount of damage of the fire has yet to be determined. The Red Cross is assisting 8 adults and 3 children who also lived in the apartment complex.

FOX19 will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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