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CINCINNATI - A man came home to his residence in Norwood to find it ablaze early Friday morning.
The fire started in an attic in the 4300 block of Ashland Avenue at about 1 a.m. The man came home from work and saw the house on fire. He went inside to alert his 16-year-old brother and the brother's friend, who were asleep.
They escaped without any injuries.
The parents were out of town for their daughter's wedding.
The family has five pets. Three cats and a dog are safe. One cat is missing.
When fire crews arrived, they went in and worked to control the flames on the second floor, but they couldn't get to the third floor. Crews then went outside and took a defensive approach to fighting the blaze. They extinguished the fire by about 1:50 a.m.
Parts of the third floor caved in. Authorities have not yet released an estimated cost of damage.
Officials are investigating what caused the fire.
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