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Two-alarm fire scorches New Richmond building

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Posted at 7:57 AM, Dec 25, 2019

NEW RICHMOND, Ohio — Two people were hospitalized after an early morning fire scorched apartments in New Richmond Wednesday.

Crews responded to a report of a fire at the 200 block of Front Street at about 6:25 a.m., where two second-floor apartments had caught fire and damaged a business on the ground level.

Fire officials said two people were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. One cat died in the blaze, and two pets were still missing late Wednesday morning.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.