Resident, firefighter taken to hospital following Reading blaze
READING, Ohio (FOX19) - A resident and a firefighter were taken to a hospital following a house fire in Reading Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
Firefighters found the resident, a man, on the front lawn suffering cardiac arrest when they responded to the 600 block of Harmes Avenue just before 5 a.m., dispatchers said. They performed CPR on him while other fire crews quickly knocked the bulk of the blaze down.
He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center and is listed in critical condition, fire officials said.
Shortly after, a Reading firefighter also was taken to the hospital, according to the department. The firefighter was later released.
Reading fire officials estimate the dollar loss of the fire to be $10,000. The cause remains under investigation.
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