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Fire crews rescue woman from Downtown apartment fire

Cincinnati fire crews rescued a woman from a Walnut Street apartment fire early Tuesday. (FOX19 NOW/Shawn Lanier) Cincinnati fire crews rescued a woman from a Walnut Street apartment fire early Tuesday. (FOX19 NOW/Shawn Lanier)
Flames broke out just after 4 a.m. inside an apartment above the YWCA. (FO19 NOW/Shawn Lanier) Flames broke out just after 4 a.m. inside an apartment above the YWCA. (FO19 NOW/Shawn Lanier)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati fire crews rescued a woman from a Downtown apartment fire above the YWCA early Tuesday.

The woman suffered smoke inhalation in the 13-story Walnut Street building near Vine Street about 3:45 a.m., fire officials said.

She was in stable condition and taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Her name and age were not released.

She called 911 and reported the curtains in her 9th-story apartment caught on fire. Flames were knocked down shortly after fire crews arrived on scene, but dozens of residents were forced out into near record-low temperatures hovering at that point around zero with subzero wind chills. The morning low fell to minus 2 degrees by 4:45 a.m.

A Metro bus was dispatched to keep them warm until they are permitted to return to their apartments.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Damage was set at $2,000.

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