North College Hill apartment fire leaves 50-100 with no home

CINCINNATI -- A raging fire at a North College Hill apartment building Friday evening left 50-100 residents with no home.

Multiple fire departments were called to the North Creek Apartments at 1562 West Galbraith Road shortly after 6:30 p.m., Hamilton County officials said.

Crews initially saw thick smoke on the second floor, then later rescued three people from a balcony.

By 7 p.m., crews defensively attacked the flames and extinguished the fire in just over an hour.

As the fire was contained, crews said the building could no longer be lived in due to extensive damage.

Between 50 and 100 residents would have to stay somewhere other than their home for the night, but would receive help from the Red Cross.

The displaced residents waited in a Metro Bus while arrangements were made.

Fire crews were released from the scene shortly after 10:30 p.m.

No further information was immediately available.

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