NORTHSIDE - Fire crews responded to a residential fire in the 4200 block of Kirby Avenue in Northside after receiving a call at 7:45 a.m. Sunday morning.
Smoke was coming from the roof line of the home when fire crews arrived, according to District Fire Chief Rob McWilliams with the Cincinnati Fire Department. Four adults and four children were in the house when the fire broke out.
Initial reports indicate the fire began in the wall of a second story staircase and spread to the third floor. Smoke detectors woke up the residents in the home. No one was injured.
Fire crews closed down Chase and Kirby avenues while they fought the fire. An investigator was expected to show up at the scene to determine cause. An estimated $15,000 of damage was done to the house. The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes of the initial report.
Red Cross was called to the scene to help displaced residents.
9 On Your Side and WCPO.com Digital will update this story when more information is available.
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