11 families displaced after fire in Westwood apartment complex

Updated: May. 29, 2021 at 9:14 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Eleven families were displaced after a fire at a Westwood apartment complex Saturday morning, Cincinnati police say.

Cincinnati Fire and EMS say they were at the scene in the 2200 block of Harrison Avenue around 5:30 a.m.

The fire started after a man fell asleep while cooking in one of the units, according to the building owner’s son Jovan Kelly Jr.

He says his father, Jovan Kelly Sr., went to the third floor to help a child and a woman get out off a three-story balcony before he jumped out to save himself.

Kelly says his father is okay and is currently in the hospital being treated for smoke inhalation.

Fire crews were at the scene for at least a couple of hours before the fire was knocked down.

Multiple people were trapped inside including two people who had to be taken to a nearby hospital, fire crews said.

Their injuries are unclear at this time.

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