Fire damages OTR grocery store

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) - A fire Tuesday night in Over the Rhine damaged a grocery store and apartment building.

It happened just before 6 p.m. in the 2000 block of Vine Street at the Vine/Clifton Street Grocery Store.

This two-story building is a mixed occupancy the first floor is a grocery store the second floor is used for apartments.

Initial fire units arrived on the scene discovering heavy fire conditions on the first floor with heavy smoke showing from the upper story. Fire companies had to force entry past roll-up security doors. Once inside the bulk of the fire was encountered and extinguished. No persons were inside of the grocery store are the residence on the second floor.

Damage is estimated at $50,000. The cause of this fire is currently listed as undetermined. There were no fire fighter or civilian injuries. There were no smoke alarms found in the residential portion of the building.