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One dead from fall after fire broke out in College Hill high-rise

Crews responded to Hammond North Condominiums
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Posted at 2:55 PM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 07:01:27-04

CINCINNATI — One person is dead after a fire broke out at the Hammond North Condominiums, according to Mark Sanders, acting chief of the Cincinnati Fire Department.

Sanders said the call for help initially came in as a medical run for a person who fell from the 12th floor of the 19-floor high-rise. Officials were alerted to a fire on the 12th floor when they arrived.

A man died from a long fall in the back of the building, Sanders said. Officials have not released whether the fire was in that man's condo. Flames were contained to just the one unit, he said.

The Cincinnati Fire Department estimated around $350,000 in damages occurred from the fire. The cause of the fire is still undetermined.

Police closed down Hamilton Avenue at Rockford Place nearby while crews investigated.

Hammond North Condominium is a high-rise condo managed by Towne Properties, according to the company's website. It was converted to condos in 1981; until then, it served as luxury apartments, according to the site.