Three Hurt, Firefighter Injured After Westwood Blaze


(Cincinnati) - Three people, and a Cincinnati firefighter, are hurt after a two-alarm fire in Westwood.

Officials say the blaze happened around 7:30 a.m. at an apartment building located at 3205 Gobel Avenue. Firefighters sounded a second alarm after flames blocked them from getting inside to rescue people. Heavy smoke was also reported and the first alarm of fire crews had to aggressively attack the fire in the entry way before getting in to rescue people on the first floor.

A male victim was rescued on the first floor.

Crews then worked to get to the second floor and were able to bring the flames under control after 20 minutes. Two people jumped from a second floor window on the front side of the building. A third person jumped from a second floor window in the back of the structure. One of the civilian's is in serious condition after the fire. The other two victims and the firefighter are all expected to be OK as well.

The fire caused $50,000 in damage.