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One person hospitalized after Clermont County nursing home fire

Posted: 6:38 PM, Aug 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-11 18:38:48-04
Eastgatespring fire

CINCINNATI — A fire broke out Sunday afternoon at Eastgatespring of Cincinnati, a nursing home facility in Clermont County.

Union fire chief Stan Deimling said 140 residents and staff were evacuated from the building and one person was transported to the hospital. A firefighter was also treated for heat exhaustion in the incident, he said.

According to Deimling, crews responded to the fire at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

He said the blaze started in the attic of the nursing home and burned so hot Union Firefighters were forced to call in a second crew to help out.