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Firefighter hurt, 10 people displaced after Evanston house fire

Firefighter hospitalized after cutting his hand
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Posted at 5:39 AM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 05:46:54-05

CINCINNATI -- A firefighter was taken to the hospital and 10 people were displaced after an early morning fire in Evanston, according to the Cincinnati Fire Department.

The fire broke out at about 1:54 a.m. Tuesday at 3315 Fairfield Avenue. Officials said the fire started on the outside of the first floor and spread to inside to the second and third floors.

One firefighter was cut on his hand, and crews transported him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment. No one else was injured.

Two families (10 people) lived at the home. Everyone was able to get out before firefighters arrived.

Crews worked to control the blaze in frigid temperatures; wind chills were in the negatives Tuesday morning. But Fire Chief Raffel Prophett said adrenaline keeps emergency personnel going.

“We don’t even really notice that it’s cold until really after the fire is somewhat controlled, and then that’s when obviously our bodies start realizing how cold it is,” Prophett said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. About 58 firefighters responded to the scene, and officials estimate the fire caused about $120,000 in damage.