CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A firefighter has been injured after a fire at a Madeira business/apartment complex early Sunday morning.
The Chief of the Madeira/Indian Hill Fire Department, Steve Oughterson, says the fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. on Laurel Avenue behind the Madeira Choice Meats building at an apartment complex.
When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke in the rear of the building, said Fire Chief Oughterson.
One firefighter from the Little Miami Joint Fire suffered minor injuries as a result of the fire.
Fire Chief Oughterson says the fire was so intense that he had to pull crews out of the building for a while.
The building that Madeira Choice Meats resides in has been in the community since the 1920s. They share the building with the Curious Garden Flower shop.
“He’s been in business 40 years," said Fire Chief Oughterson. “It’s a blow to the local community. Several people have walked by expressing their condolences saying I shop here. The owner has expressed he doesn’t know what to do. Hopefully, the community will rally for him and his family.”
The Curious Garden Flower shop also has extensive damage.
Fire Chief Oughterson says the injured firefighter was taken to Jewish Hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.