Man critically hurt in Butler Co fire that hospitalized 2 children

Updated: Aug. 12, 2019 at 10:22 AM EDT
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TRENTON, Ohio (FOX19) - Two juveniles and an adult were hospitalized in a residential fire in Butler County early Monday, fire officials said.

Crews responded to a fire report with multiple injuries in the 400 block of E State Street about 3:30 a.m.

The youngsters and adult escaped from a first-story window, Fire Chief Darrell Yater said.

One of the children, a male, was airlifted to Dayton Children’s Hospital by Careflight, they said.

The other juvenile, a female teenager, and a male adult were taken by paramedics to area hospitals, they said.

Trenton Fire Crews are in the 400 block of E State Street on a residential structure fire with multiple injuries....

Posted by Trenton Fire Department - OH on Monday, August 12, 2019

The juveniles are expected to recover from non-life threatening injuries - smoke inhalation and cuts from breaking the glass on the window, the chief said.

But the adult, who also suffered smoke inhalation, was airlifted in critical condition to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, he said.

The fire began in the kitchen and remains under investigation.

Crews contained flames to the kitchen, but the rest of the home has smoke damage, the chief said.

The man and children lived in the home with the youngster’s mother, who had left for work before the fire broke out, he added.

The family is displaced for the time being, though the home is not destroyed.

A damage estimate was not available, the chief said.

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