Early morning fires keep crews busy

Early morning fires keep crews busy
FOX19 NOW/Matthew Wood

AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) - Fires in Avondale and Northside kept first responders busy Tuesday morning.

An Avondale blaze displaced a family of five and two dogs in the 800 block of Blair Avenue.

Firefighters were called to a report of smoke inside a multi-family home just before 4:30 a.m.

A tenant told them all occupants were out. Crews reported fire in at least one interior hallway.

The blaze was extinguished just before 5 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but officials say it's believed to be electrical.

Firefighters went to a blaze reported on Donaldson Place near Langland Street in Northside about 5:40 a.m.

A male resident sparked the blaze when he tried to thaw/warm his water pipes in the basement and caught something in the walls on fire, fire officials said on scene.

The fire spread upstairs.

Everyone safely escaped. No injuries were reported.

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