More than a dozen displaced in apartment fire - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Breaking

More than a dozen displaced in apartment fire

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH (FOX19) -

Fifteen to 20 adults were displaced and one person was taken to a hospital from an apartment fire that caused $60,000 in damage Monday, Cincinnati fire officials said.

They said they found heavy smoke from the fourth floor when they responded to the complex in the 2400 block of Ohio Avenue at 6:16 p.m., a prepared statement reads.

Several residents were standing at windows, prompting firefighters to sound a second alarm for additional resources.

The blaze brought under control in about 15 minutes, they said. Firefighters instructed residents to take shelter in their units until after the fire was out.

Flames were contained to the apartment of origin, where a pet was found dead, according to fire officials. But the fire led to smoke and water damage throughout the third and fourth floors.

One resident was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, they said. Another 15 to 20 were displaced.

The University of Cincinnati is assisting with shelter for them.

The cause remains under investigation.

Copyright 2015 WXIX. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly