CINCINNATI - A four-story apartment building caught fire in Over-the-Rhine early Wednesday morning, and its proximity to the fire station helped everyone get out safely.
Around 2:50 a.m., a fire started in the kitchen of the apartment building located near Vine and Frintz streets — just next door to the fire house. There were 14 people in the apartment building, all of whom escaped the blaze without injuries.
Officials say some residents came running out of the building and told two police officers who happened to be at the location that the building was on fire. The residents then pounded on the nearby fire house door for help.
While the fire crews were at an advantage because of the short distance to the flames, that doesn’t make fighting the blaze any easier, said Lt. William Feckter with the Cincinnati Fire Department.
Crews extinguished the flames and investigators are working to determine the official cause of the fire.
Officials have not released any additional details about the fire at this time including the estimated cost of damage.
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