Two story home burns in South Fairmount

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Fire crews were still on the scene Thursday evening after a two-story home caught fire around 3 p.m.

Firefighters responded to a large amount of smoke coming from a Fairmount home in the 2400 block of Seegar Avenue, just off of Harrison Avenue.

Crews quickly arrived and began to fight the blaze.  While inside, one firefighter fell through the floor but was not hurt.

Due to the large amount of flames coming from the home, fire lines were placed in order to protect the nearby structures.

Authorities say the main body of the fire was put out in about an hour. However, crews were unable to enter parts of the structure and as a result, many parts of the home continued to reignite.

The Building Department was called Thursday evening, with heavy equipment in order to demolish the burning home.

Fire crews say the fire will not be completely out until the necessary equipment arrives to the scene.

No one was home at the time the fire started, therefore there are no injuries. However, one adult was displaced and is being assisted by Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Emergency crews say damages estimate around $20,000, and the adjacent home received about a total loss of $3,000.

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