20 displaced in Florence apartment fire - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

20 displaced in Florence apartment fire

FOX19 NOW/Matthew Wood FOX19 NOW/Matthew Wood
FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) -

Twenty people were displaced when fire ripped through a Florence apartment building early Wednesday, fire officials said.

One person was taken to a hospital from Pine Lake Apartments, 101 Pinehurst Dr., Boone County dispatchers said.

The extent of that person's injuries was not immediately available.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but fire officials say it is accidental.

Flames broke out in a second floor unit and spread up the walls into other units about 5:30 a.m., fire officials said.

The American Red Cross is assisting the victims. They say about twenty people in five unites are displaced currently.

It's been another busy morning for fire crews amid the brutal cold and dangerously low wind chills.

Fire tore through a mobile home in Harrison late Tuesday, displacing three people.

The fire was blamed on one of the occupants, a disabled man, trying to thaw frozen pipes with a torpedo heater, authorities said.

Oxygen tanks in the trailer also exploded, forcing fire crews to extinguish the blaze from outside.

Firefighters returned to the trailer on Derby Boulevard about 7 a.m. when it rekindled, according to Hamilton County dispatchers.

Related story:

Another fire started by someone trying to thaw frozen pipes

Copyright 2018 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • US deports ex-Nazi guard, 95, to Germany after long wait

    US deports ex-Nazi guard, 95, to Germany after long wait

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 4:18 AM EDT2018-08-21 08:18:16 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-08-21 17:43:18 GMT
    The deportation of the 95-year-old former concentration camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came 25 years after investigators first confronted him about his World War II past and he admitted lying to get into the U.S. (Source: Department of Justice)The deportation of the 95-year-old former concentration camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came 25 years after investigators first confronted him about his World War II past and he admitted lying to get into the U.S. (Source: Department of Justice)

    The White House says a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered him deported.

    Full Story >

    The White House says a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered him deported.

    Full Story >
  • Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

    Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:25:35 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-08-21 17:39:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File). FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, a man is silhouetted as he walks in front of Microsoft logo at an event in New Delhi, India. Microsoft says it’s uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political grou...(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File). FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, a man is silhouetted as he walks in front of Microsoft logo at an event in New Delhi, India. Microsoft says it’s uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political grou...

    The hacking attempts mirror similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 election, which U.S. intelligence officials have said were focused on helping to elect Republican Donald Trump to the presidency by hurting his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

    Full Story >

    The hacking attempts mirror similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 election, which U.S. intelligence officials have said were focused on helping to elect Republican Donald Trump to the presidency by hurting his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

    Full Story >
  • Man admits slaying wife, blames her for daughters' deaths

    Man admits slaying wife, blames her for daughters' deaths

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:15:23 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-08-21 17:39:33 GMT
    Christopher Watts, 33, faces three first-degree murder charges, two counts of murdering a child under 12, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. (Source: Weld County Sheriff/KMGH/CNN)Christopher Watts, 33, faces three first-degree murder charges, two counts of murdering a child under 12, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. (Source: Weld County Sheriff/KMGH/CNN)

    The father of two told police in court papers released Monday that he killed his pregnant wife after witnessing her strangling one of the girls on a baby monitor.

    Full Story >

    The father of two told police in court papers released Monday that he killed his pregnant wife after witnessing her strangling one of the girls on a baby monitor.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly