At 5:55 PM the Cincinnati Fire Communication Center received a telephone call reporting a structure fire at the Vine/Clifton Street Grocery Store, 2012 Vine Street,Over-the-Rhine. Initial fire units arrived on the scene discovering heavy fire conditions on the first floor with heavy smoke showing from the upper story. Fire companies had to force entry past roll-up security doors. Once inside the bulk of the fire was encountered and extinguished. No persons were inside of the grocery store are the residence on the second floor. 1st Alarm: Engines 5 & 3; Trucks 3 & 29; RAT 19; Districts 1 (Kluesener) & 2 (Scott); Rescue 14 and Squad 14. Photograph - Bill Strite
Still some fire and smoke deep between the two buildings.
Photograph - Bill Strite
District 1 gives instructions to the firefighters. Photograph - Bill Strite
Damage is estimated at $50,000.00 damage. The Cincinnati Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit listed the cause as “Undetermined”. There were no fire fighter or civilian injuries. There were no smoke alarms found in the residential portion of the building. Photograph - Bill Strite