West Chester house fire injures 3 firefighters

Dog dies in Apache Way fire

WEST CHESTER TWP., Ohio -- Three firefighters were injured Monday while battling a West Chester house fire.

The fire broke out at about 4 a.m. in the 6600 block of Apache Way.

One firefighter fell in the darkness and was taken to an area hospital. He was released a short time later. Two others suffered heat exhaustion and were treated at the scene.

A mother and daughter living in the house were able to escape, but a family dog died.

The fire started in the garage and spread quickly. A smoke detector alerted the residents to the danger.

 "(The fire) broke through. It had a substantial amount of time to burn before anyone noticed it," said Capt. Kelly Mayer of the West Chester Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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