Nine people - five children and four adults - were displaced when fire roared through a two-family residence late Wednesday, fire officials said.
No one was hurt when flames broke out on Overlook Avenue near Dale Avenue about 11:30 p.m., said Cincinnati District 2 Acting Fire Chief Jay Bosse.
Crews were dispatched for a possible building fire with an air conditioner on fire, according to a prepared statement from the fire department.
When crews arrived, nothing was found. A second call was then received giving the correct address approximately a half mile away.
Heavy fire was coming from the second and third floors of the three-story building as crews arrived.
Flames spread to the third floor and shot through the roof, he said.
Firefighters initiated an interior attack and requested a second alarm, the press release states.
Due to the large volume of fire, it took crews about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.
The building suffered extensive damage, but it is not considered a total loss. Damage was set at $80,000.
The cause remains under investigation.
The American Red Cross was called to assist the displaced residents.
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