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Fire officials: Woman hurt in high-rise apartment fire

Fire crews are investigating the cause of a blaze that broke out at this high-rise apartment building on Highland Avenue late Monday. (FOX19 NOW/Dave Smith) Fire crews are investigating the cause of a blaze that broke out at this high-rise apartment building on Highland Avenue late Monday. (FOX19 NOW/Dave Smith)
At least one person was rescued from the building, Kenton County dispatchers said. (FOX19 NOW/Dave Reed) At least one person was rescued from the building, Kenton County dispatchers said. (FOX19 NOW/Dave Reed)
Crews also responded to a house fire on Scott Boulevard and Martin Street. (FOX19 NOW/Dave Smith) Crews also responded to a house fire on Scott Boulevard and Martin Street. (FOX19 NOW/Dave Smith)
COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) -

Two fires kept Covington firefighters busy late Monday and early Tuesday.

Some 20 to 30 residents were temporarily evacuated when flames broke out in the kitchen of a ninth-story apartment at a high-rise building in the 1200 block of Highway Avenue about 11 p.m.,said Covington Fire Battalion Chief Eric Matheny.

Ninth-floor residents pulled woman from her unit, and firefighters helped her from there, he said.

Medics on scene were seen bandaging the woman's hand before they left the scene with her in an ambulance. She was alert and talking, a FOX19 NOW photographer observed.

She suffered a non-life threatening injury and was taken to a hospital, Matheny said.

All residents were permitted back inside once crews contained the blaze to the original apartment, he said.

Damage was set at $15,000.

The cause remains under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious, Matheny said.

About 60 firefighters responded to the scene, including units from Cincinnati and Ludlow.

Around midnight, fire crews responded to a house fire at Scott Boulevard and Martin Street.

When they arrived, the unoccupied structure was completely engulfed with flames shooting through the windows, Matheny said.

The fire was extinguished in about an hour, but the building sustained heavy damage.

A damage estimate was not available.

The cause remains under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

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