North College Hill house fire displaces 8 children, three adults

CINCINNATI - A Sunday afternoon fire displaced eight children and three adults in North College Hill.

Firefighters from North College Hill were called to the scene of 6700 Betts Avenue to reports of a first floor fire within the two-story house.

Once on the scene first responders were informed a fire alarm went off in the house, and that one of the children informed one of the adults home that they saw flames, according to a report from the scene.

The adult attempted to contain the blaze before crews were called, firefighters report.

Crews contained the fire to a first floor bedroom of the house. Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the family.

The fire department attributed everyone's safety to working fire alarms in the house.


"One of the most important things to have in your house is a smoke detector," said John Miller with the North College Hill Fire Department. "Being they were on a different floor, it gave them the time to get out."

Fire investigators have yet to release a cause for the fire, or an estimate of damage.

Crews from Colerain, Green Hills and Springfield Township assisted North College Hill firefighters.

9 On Your Side will update this story when more information becomes available.

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