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No smoke detectors in apartment fire that displaced 19 children

Four units were damaged in the fire (FOX19/Chris Lower) Four units were damaged in the fire (FOX19/Chris Lower)
MT. AIRY, OH (FOX19) -

Damage was set at $200,000 after a large, two-alarm fire swept through a Hawaiian Terrace apartment building and displaced 19 children Monday night, Cincinnati fire officials said.

No smoke detectors were present when flames broke out around 6 p.m. at Hawaiian Village Apartments, 4999 Hawaiian Terrace.

A total of 25 people including six adults are temporarily without a home during the holiday season, said District 3 Fire Chief Craig Coburn.

No one was hurt.

Four units in all were damaged. 

The cause of the fire, which began on the second floor, remains under investigation.

Coburn said it is not considered suspicious.

The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced families with food, clothing and shelter.

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