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Three Alarm Fire Diverts Route of The Flying Pig Marathon

The well known Flying Pig Marathon route was changed slightly after a three alarm fire burns down a vacant building Sunday morning.

Cincinnati fire crews responded to the 3200 block of Riverside Road around 5:00am, for a report of a building fire.

According to officials, the vacant building was fully engulfed in flames. The fire has also spread to the neighboring buildings on each side.

Luckily, everyone was able to evacuate the homes and there were no injuries.

Fire investigators have not yet determined a cause for the fire. So far, thee were no working smoke detectors found in the buildings.

Damage is estimated to be 200,000 dollars and the two neighboring buildings will be torn down because of fire damage.

Traffic was blocked off and this changed the route of the Flying pig Marathon to make sure the runners were safe.

The Red Cross is assisting two families who lost their homes in the fire.

 

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