Blaze engulfs Northside home Saturday

NORTHSIDE, OH (FOX19) - A fire broke out at the 4300 block of Hamilton Avenue in Northside on Saturday evening. Crews were called to the scene at approximately 5:00p.m., where large flames were seen engulfing the home.

Crews responded and found an elderly woman leaving the home. They discovered that the stairway and living room were on fire, with the flames extending to the second floor. Firefighters extended the hose through the front door, but were forced to leave the building due to dangerous conditions. Crews then began an exterior attack on the flames. There were no injuries sustained to the public or crews however, two dogs were injured and one cat lost its life.

The home was a total loss, with damage at an estimated $90,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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