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West Chester Fire Leads to Large Evacuations

On the morning of July 12th, a fire erupted in the West Chester Township of Ohio. Crews got on the scene quickly as an apartment complex was engulfed in flame. The roof was on fire, and it resulted in No less than a dozen people being pushed from their homes. The Westchester Fire Department took the first 911 call right around 6:40 in the morning. The call noted a fire near the Landings at the Beckett Ridge apartment complex. The fire was within Regency court and was a heavy fire by the time that fire crews got on scene.

The fire had burned completely through the roof of the second-floor unit, and it is very likely that this fire also affected the apartment building beside it. The apartment of origin and the apartment beside it experienced smoke and water damage. There was a total loss of 6 apartments. The Assistant Fire Chief of West Chester Township noted that they are looking into the fire, and the source of the fire is currently under investigation.

Police crews were happy to see that the residents of the apartment buildings were already evacuated by the time they arrived. No one sustained any injuries; however, one person was treated by medical personnel on scene for smoke ventilation they were released to that same day. The Red Cross became involved, and 15 local companies helped in bringing down the fire.

Displaced residents were put into the clubhouse nearby for the apartment building, and the Red Cross is currently providing them with food and clothing while finding them a place to stay. The community has expressed concern that of all the times to be displaced, being without your home in the midst of a pandemic has made this event particularly difficult for these families. If you are the victim of a fire, contact our Cincinnati personal injury attorneys today.

Source: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/07/12/dozen-people-evacuated-west-chester-township-fire/5423994002/

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