Crews battle Elmwood Place house fire

Crews battle Elmwood Place house fire

ELMWOOD PLACE, OH (FOX19) - Crews are working to put out hot spots at a home that caught fire in Elmwood Place early Wednesday morning.

Flames engulfed the back of the residence in the 500 block of Oak Street when firefighters arrived just before 3:30 a.m., according to Hamilton County dispatchers.

The fire spread up into the second floor before it was knocked down by about 3:45 a.m., they said.

Neighbors tell FOX19 NOW a man who lives there was not home at the time, but dogs were trapped inside.

Initial emergency reports did indicate dogs were inside the home, and there was "an entrapment."

FOX19 NOW will continue to update this story throughout the morning.

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