94-year-old woman killed, male hospitalized in 2-alarm Pleasant Ridge fire

Updated: Sep. 9, 2019 at 8:30 AM EDT
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PLEASANT RIDGE, Ohio (FOX19) - A 94-year-old woman was killed and a male was hospitalized in a two-alarm fire in Pleasant Ridge early Monday, authorities said.

Fire crews responded to the 5600 block of Lester Road about 3 a.m. after receiving reports of fire in a house with a woman in her 90s trapped inside.

Two residents evacuated before they arrived.

Firefighters attacked the blaze while others searched the building. They rescued a male victim who was taken by ambulance to Jewish Hospital.

Shortly after, a fire supervisor ordered everyone out of the building because it was too dangerous to continue trying to battle it from the inside.

Cora Canada was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

The blaze was reported knocked down minutes later, by 3:15 a.m.

In all, 60 firefighters responded, according to a news release from the Cincinnati Fire Department.

Damage was set at $75,000, and three people are displaced.

The cause remains under investigation.

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