Fairmount fire injures firefighter

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

FAIRMOUNT, OH (FOX19) - An early morning fire in Fairmount has injured a firefighter.

It happened just before 3:30 a.m. on Weron Lane.

Initial fire units arriving on the scene discovered heavy fire and smoke showing from the second and third floors of three-story brick thirty-four unit apartment building. Several people were trapped and needed to be immediately rescued.

Due to the time of day, the large volume of fire showing and potentially more persons endangered, a second alarm was transmitted for additional fire fighting assistance.

One fire fighter suffered a minor injury while fighting this fire. It took one hour to suppress this fire. Damage is estimated at $200,000.

The fire cause and origin is currently under investigation.

Fifty-two fire fighters were summoned to the scene. Working smoke alarms were sounding in the hallways when fire fighters entered the building.