FRANKLIN, Ohio -- Five people are displaced after an early morning fire destroyed an apartment building, according to Chief Jonathan Westendorf.
The three-unit apartment building on Bridge Street was completely engulfed when firefighters arrived, Westendorf said.
"There was a heavy, black column of smoke that was visible from the station when they approached,” Westendorf said.
Westendorf said the flames spread quickly through the attic, which caused portions of the roof to collapse. No one was hurt.
The American Red Cross is helping the people who are displaced. The cause of the fire is under investigation.