2 hospitalized, 5 displaced in Colerain Twp house fire

2 hospitalized, 5 displaced in Colerain Twp house fire
Two adults were hospitalized and a family of five was displaced when fire broke out in a Colerain Township early Wednesday, fire officials say. (Source: FOX19 NOW)

COLERAIN TWP. (FOX19) - Two people were hospitalized by a house fire that displaced a family of five in Colerain Township early Wednesday, fire officials said.

No one was hurt when heavy flames swept through the residence in the 2500block of Merrittview Lane about 2:15 a.m., they said.

All of the residents were out when fire crews arrived, but they reported finding several tanks of oxygen in the house.

A man and and a woman were taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.

A total of five people were displaced: four adults and one child.

The fire began in the basement, fire officials said.

The cause remains under investigation.

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