At 2310 hours, 5-7-2016, the City of Cincinnati Emergency Communications Center began receiving multiple calls reporting a house on fire in the Price Hill area. A 1 Alarm was dispatched for651 Hawthorne Avenue, Price Hill. Photograph - Bill Strite
Engines 17, 21, 14; Safety Engine 24; Trucks 17 & 2; RAT 24; Districts 2 (Merz) & 1 (Sanders) Medic 17; Heavy Rescue 14, ALS 35 and SO2. Photograph - Bill Strite
On arrival, fire department personnel confirmed heavy fire showing from the 2nd floor of a 3 story, multi-family dwelling.
The building was verified to be unoccupied and Cincinnati firefighters were able to initiate an aggressive interior attack and extinguish the majority of fire within approximately 10 minutes.
Photograph - Bill Strite
There were no injuries reported and the home did have working smoke detectors which alerted the downstairs occupants.