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CFD: One injured in CUF neighborhood fire

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Posted at 6:10 AM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 15:27:10-05

CINCINNATI — A woman was injured while escaping a house fire in the CUF neighborhood early Saturday, according to Cincinnati Fire and EMS officials.

Crews responded to the fire at 1104 Kottman St. around 5 a.m. Saturday morning. They arrived to find a woman who had jumped from the third-floor window and landed on a mattress that neighbors laid out on the sidewalk. She was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for a broken leg.

The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes of arrival, according to officials. They said the fire was contained to the third floor of the building.

District 3 fire chief Mark Sanders said it’s important to have a plan before you find yourself in a house fire.

“Anything they can do to pre-plan mentally, increase their chance of survival and it helps us help them,” Sanders said.

One of the families impacted by the fire has created a Go Fund Me to cover the cost of items lost.

The cause of the fire is unknown and is being investigated by the Cincinnati Fire Department Investigation Unit.