CLIFTON, Ohio - Firefighters battled a one-alarm fire at a Clifton home that was filled with excessive clutter Wednesday afternoon.
The fire started in the 3100 block of Bishop Avenue around 4 p.m. According to the Cincinnati Fire Department, the bulk of the fire was burning in hidden structural areas, and with the amount of clutter inside the home, crews struggled to get the flames under control during the first attack.
The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes. Police say no one was at home at the time of the fire and no one was injured.
Upon investigation firefighters discovered the fire was the result of a worker using a torch to remove paint on the exterior of the building. The fire started when the worker took a break to go to lunch.
Damage to the two-story structure is estimated at $50,000.
No other details are available at this time.
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