Firefighter rescued while fighting South Fairmount fire

SOUTH FARIMOUNT, OH (FOX19) - Fire crews spent much of Thursday morning on the scene of a fire at a vacant home in South Fairmount.

Flames broke out around 6:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Tremont.

Capt. Michael Washington said when firefighters arrived on the scene, there was heavy fire coming through all three floors, so firefighters decided to go on the defensive.

When they were able to get the flames down, they entered the building, where one of the firefighters fell. He was soon rescued by fellow firefighters and is expected to be all right.

A second alarm was called soon after to protect surrounding homes, but they were called off the scene around 7:15 a.m.

Washington says there is extensive damage to the building, but the cause is yet to be determined. Tremont was closed for several hours while crews remain on the scene.