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6 rescued, 1 hospitalized after apartment fire in East Westwood

East Westwood fire
Posted at 9:03 PM, Sep 04, 2023

Update: A 47-year-old man has been charged with aggravated arson for allegedly starting this fire. Click here to read the updated story.

Original story:

Six people were rescued from a fire at an apartment building in East Westwood Monday night.

The Cincinnati Fire Department said crews responded to 3346 McHenry Avenue just after 6:30 p.m. for a report of a structure fire. When they arrived, firefighters found what they described as an "aggressive" fire on the third floor, and said multiple people were trapped in the building.

Crews got the fire under control within 40 minutes. In a release, CFD said crews rescued six people. Officials said three of the people they rescued were helped out of their apartment windows.

One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. No one died.

CFD did not say how many people would be displaced due to the fire, but said the estimated damages amount to around $400,000.

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