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Chief: Firefighter, 3 residents hurt in Westwood apartment fire

Posted at 9:09 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 13:09:22-05

CINCINNATI — Four people, including a firefighter, were injured in a fire at a Westwood apartment building Tuesday morning, according to Chief Tom Lakamp.

First responders rescued one person after a fire started in a common area of 3205 Gobel Avenue at about 7:30 a.m., Lakamp said. Two residents were hurt when they jumped out of a window, and a firefighter sustained minor injuries.

First responders transported all four people to a local hospital. The firefighter is expected to be OK; conditions of the three residents are unknown, Lakamp said.

Lakamp said dozens of firefighters worked quickly to put the fire out before it spread to other parts of the building.

Resident Taylor Shepherd saw flames erupt out of the back windows.

"I've never seen anything like that before," Shepherd said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

WCPO will update this story as more information becomes available.