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Building fire closed several roads in Mount Auburn

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Posted at 6:31 AM, Apr 10, 2019

CINCINNATI -- All of the intersections closed near the scene of a fire at 125 William Howard Taft Road were reopened by about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Dozens of first responders were on scene of a building fire in Mount Auburn, blocking several areas of William Howard Taft Road, East McMillan Street and Auburn Avenue.

The three-story building was abandoned, according to a police officer on scene. No one was injured.

When firefighters arrived, they thought the building had two stories, but the building has an additional floor at the back.

Fire Chief Roy Winston said the size of the building caused some extra challenges.

“Since the buildings were well-built, which is good, that support really helps, benefits our firefighters,” Winston said. “But on the negative side, it does take a little more access, those ceiling hooks just open up those void spaces there.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.