Ohio Apartment Blaze Displaces 17 Families

September 14, 2010

A fire that swept through an Ohio apartment building on Sep. 12 has left the 17 families who live there looking for other places to stay.

Fairfield Fire Chief Don Bennett says no residents were hurt in the fire in the community 13 miles north of Cincinnati. A firefighter was hospitalized for a leg injury.

Bennett says it’s not clear what caused the fire. Fire officials believe it started on an apartment balcony and spread to the roof, causing part of the roof to collapse into the building.

The chief estimates the fire caused at least $350,000 damage.

The American Red Cross was at the scene trying to arrange temporary housing for the displaced residents.

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