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FOREST PARK, Ohio - Jan. 6, 2014 - Spray from a fire hose turned into a sheet of ice on this car after crews battled an apartment fire. (Photo by Jay Warren)
(Photo by Eric Clajus)
The wind and cold made it hard for firefighters while they extinguished an apartment fire in Forest Park Monday morning.
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The fire broke out at about 1 a.m. at an apartment building in the 700 block of Northland Boulevard.
Commanders said they were forced to call a second alarm the Glendale and Wyoming fire departments because of the extreme wind and cold.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the attic but had a hard time dousing the flames because of the wind.
Fire crews had to take turns fighting the fire and warming up.
Six families living at the building were displaced but firefighters said all the families had places to stay.
“I went back up to check to see where the fire was coming from or whatever and then they were telling me that as I was coming out the door that the roof was coming down so had I been up there a little bit longer it would have come down on me,” said Harry Allen of the Forest Park Fire Department.
No one was injured.
The cause is still under investigation.
WCPO's Jay Warren contributed to this story from the scene.