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Chief: 35 displaced in Fairfield apartment fire

Posted at 5:23 AM, Mar 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 05:42:22-04

FAIRFIELD, Ohio -- Fire tore through an apartment complex early Tuesday morning, damaging two dozen apartment units and displacing over 30 people, according to Fire Chief Don Bennett and the American Red Cross. 

Firefighters worked to control heavy fire on the third floor of Camelot East Apartments at about 12:30 a.m., Bennett said. No one was injured. 

About 24 units were impacted, according to the American Red Cross, and 35 people are displaced. Twelve units were damaged by fire, and the other 12 were affected because the utilities were shut off. 

Bennett said a resident on the third floor smelled something burning and found a fire in the utility room. Smoke detectors were working properly. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Forest Park and Colerain Township Fire Departments assisted Fairfield Fire Department at the scene.