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10 people rescued from OTR apartment fire

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Crews help children down a ladder truck. (Source: Nikki Nesbit) Crews help children down a ladder truck. (Source: Nikki Nesbit)
The fire happened in a building on Vine Street near Mercer. (FOX19/K.Sewell) The fire happened in a building on Vine Street near Mercer. (FOX19/K.Sewell)
OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) -

Eight children and two adults were rescued on Saturday from a burning apartment building in Over-the-Rhine.

Officials say a space heater inside a second floor apartment is likely to blame for the fire, which broke out around 5 p.m. in the 1300 block of Vine Street near Mercer.

Smoke filled the entire building, leaving residents above the burning apartment without a way to exit down the stairwells, said District Chief Lou Arnold. Crews used a ladder truck to rescue those 10 people from a third-story window.

[View photos of the rescue scene]

One child was transported to Children's Hospital for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.

Two residents of the apartment where the fire began are displaced. The American Red Cross is assisting.

The estimated damage cost to the building is $25,000.

Chief Arnold says the fire remains under investigation.

[Raw video of Vine Street fire]

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