Massive fire spread to 5 homes, 1 collapses

Massive fire spreads to 5 homes, 1 collapses

CINCINNATI, Ohio - (FOX19) - A massive, four-alarm fire spread to five homes and displaced two families early Monday, Cincinnati fire officials said.

Firefighters responded to Addison and Halstead streets in the Clifton Heights-Fairview-University Heights neighborhood just after 4:30 a.m. Monday. They received a report of a house fully involved.

A woman in a wheelchair was rescued out of one home and a total of at least three homes were initially on fire, including one that has since collapsed, Cincinnati Fire Chief Roy Winston said.

The woman is OK, and no injuries were reported, he said.

They ordered firefighters out of the home on Halstead street just five minutes before it collapsed, he said.

Firefighters also were ordered out of a second building.

UPDATE: Massive blaze impacts five homes, including one that collapsed, at Halstead and Addison streets. FOX19 Morning News is live at the scene:

Posted by FOX19 on Monday, September 23, 2019

Duke Energy responded to the scene and cut the power to the homes, the fire chief said.

By 5:45 a.m., fire crews appeared to have the most of blaze under control, but flames were still visible in an upper level of one residence as firefighters sprayed water on it.

The American Red Cross has been called to assist the displaced families.

Fire crews said they were not sure how many total people were impacted.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A damage estimate was not available.

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