Man jumps from window to escape fire near Xavier University

Man jumps from window to escape fire near Xavier University
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NORTH AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) - A man jumped from a window to escape an apartment fire near Xavier University early Friday, a Cincinnati fire official said.

The man, who appeared to be college age, was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for a leg injury, and is expected to recover, said District 4  Fire Chief Hugh Hains.

First responders were called to the 900 block of Dana Avenue just after 4 a.m. for a report of a kitchen fire.

Flames spread into the ceiling and into adjacent rooms before firefighters could get in and extinguish the blaze, Hains said.

Damage was set at $10,000.

A Xavier police dispatcher said no Xavier students were reported to be in the building when the fire broke out.

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