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A fire ripped trhough a Sycamore Township apartment complex Thursday, April 25.
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Multiple families displaced by Sycamore Township apartment fire

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SYCAMORE TWP., Ohio - Multiple families are looking for somewhere to stay after a two-alarm fire ripped through a Sycamore Township apartment complex Thursday evening.

Fire crews responded to the Olde Montgomery Apartments located at 1028 Kingslake Dr. around 8 p.m. after receiving reports of flames in the second floor of one of the buildings on the property.

At least 10 fire units from multiple jurisdictions engaged in an interior attack before they were forced to pull out due to fears over damage caused by flames coming through the roof. It took fire crews approximately 45 minutes to contain the blaze.

"Our guys went in and made an interior attack. The roof got to be too hot, too extensive, so we pulled them out and put the master streams and knocked it down from the outside." Sycamore Township Assistant Fire Chief Rob Penny. "As soon as the fire started to spread, it started torching the roof. It torched the roof real bad."

One firefighter was sent to the hospital for evaluation after being hit with a water spout but is expected to be OK, according to an official from the Sycamore Township Fire Department. No other injuries were reported.

At least three apartments were destroyed by the fire, and several others are at least temporarily uninhabitable, according to officials at the scene.

As many as eight families are displaced by the fire and are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

Fire investigators are attempting to determine the cause of the fire. The family that lives in the apartment where the fire originated is currently on vacation.


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