Good afternoon, this is District 2 Fire Chief Gary Scott, Cincinnati
Fire Division, reporting on a carbon monoxide (CO) incident on
1/1/99 at 9:25 AM at 644 Neave St. in the Lower Price Hill
neighborhood. Fire companies along with an ambulance were
dispatched for a report of a carbon monoxide detector sounding
and occupants in apartment # 1 complaining of illness. Upon
arrival, fire companies immediately began to monitor for the
presence of CO. The CO meter confirmed the presence of this
harmful gas immediately upon entering the first floor apartment.
There were three occupants removed from the first floor apartment.
There were no other occupants in the building.

The three occupants, a female age 53 years, a male age 56 years,
and a male age 27 years, were placed on high flows of oxygen and
transported to University Hospital for further evaluation. All three
victims were complaining of nausea and headache which are
symptoms of CO poisoning. The source of the CO was traced to a
faulty furnace. The building department and Cincinnati Gas and
Electric Co. were requested to respond. The building department
inspector red tagged the furnace which places the furnace out of
service until proper repairs have been completed. The building
was ventilated until no more levels of CO could be monitored and
then the building was secured.

For any additional information, contact the District 2 Fire Chief at
352-2322.

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Good morning, this is District 3 Fire Chief Glenn Coleman,
Cincinnati Fire Division, reporting on a 2 alarm fire on 12/31/98 at
5739 North Way St. in the College Hill neighborhood at 10:48 PM.
Arriving fire fighters found heavy fire and smoke coming from the
second floor roof of this 2 story, brick, single family dwelling. Fire
fighters made a quick interior attack on the fire building. Extra
alarms were called due to the amount of fire and the bitter cold
weather conditions. The fire was confined to the second floor with
water damage to the first floor.

The fire loss is estimated at $25,000. There were no injuries to fire
fighters or occupants. Three occupants of the dwelling, 2 adults
and one child, were displaced and assisted with emergency shelter
by the Red Cross. The cause was a child playing with a lighter on
the second floor. Ten fire companies with 40 fire fighters were
used to extinguish this blaze. Fire fighters were on the scene for
2.5 hours.

For any additional information, contact District 3 Fire Chief Glenn
Coleman at 352-2333.

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Good afternoon this is District 3 Fire Chief Glenn Coleman,
Cincinnati Fire Division, reporting on a 3 alarm fire on 12/31/98 at
3652 Middleton Ave. in the Clifton neighborhood at 1:19 PM.
Arriving fire fighters found heavy fire and smoke coming from the
second floor of this 3 story, brick, occupied, 4 family, apartment
building. Fire fighters made a quick attack on the fire building.
Extra alarms were called due to the size of the structure and the
bitter cold weather conditions. The main body of fire was confined
to the second and third floors. No one was home in the apartment
where the fire started. A tenant on the third floor smelled smoke
and called the fire department.

The loss is estimated at $200,000. There were no injuries to
occupants or fire fighters. There were eight occupants displaced
by the fire and they were assisted with emergency shelter by the
Red Cross. The cause is listed as an electrical malfunction in the
second floor apartment near the refrigerator.

There were 14 fire companies with 56 fire fighters used to
extinguish this blaze. Fire fighters remained on the scene for 3
hours.

For any additional information, contact District 3 Fire Chief Glenn
Coleman at 352-2333.

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Good evening, this is District 4 Fire Chief Gary Scott, Cincinnati
Fire Division, reporting on a one alarm fire that occurred at 2:21 PM
on 12/29/98 at 3406 Erie Ave. Fire companies were dispatched to
a structure with smoke showing on the second floor. Upon arrival,
fire companies confirmed smoke on the second floor with fire
showing in the front of the building. An aggressive interior attack
on the fire quickly brought the fire under control. A primary search
of the building was initiated and no persons were found to be inside
the building.

There were 2 Engine Cos., 2 Ladder Cos., 1 Paramedic Unit,
District 2 Fire Chief and a Fire Investigator, for a total of 20 fire
fighters, were on the scene for approximately 2.5 hours. The
cause of the fire is under investigation. The loss is estimated at
$30,000. There were no injuries to civilians or fire fighters.

For any additional information, contact the District 4 Fire Chief at
352-2344 or Fire Investigator Dole at 352-4994.


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Mike Kroeger

Michael G. Kroeger, District Chief
Cincinnati Fire Division, Risk Manager
430 Central Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2642
Ph: (513) 352-2565, Fax: (513) 352-1548,

mkroeger@pol.com

mike.kroeger@cfd.rcc.org