Child Playing With Lighter Sends Three People to the Hospital.

(HAMILTON, OH) -- Police rescued a woman from a third floor apartment in Hamilton this morning.

When firefighters arrived they found fire on the first floor of the apartment at 504 Monument Avenue.

A ladder was raised to the smoke filled window to rescue the woman.

She was transported to the hospital.  Two other people who escaped the building before the fire department arrived were also taken to  the hospital.

The fire department says a child playing with a lighter started the fire.

One family is being assisted by the Red Cross.