Cincinnati Fire Division
District 2 Media Release

Media Contact:
District Chief Ron Davis 352-2322
District Chief Dallas Kelly 352-2311
Release Date: 11/09/99

Good evening,

This is Cincinnati Fire Division, District Chief Dallas Kelly reporting on a two-alarm structure fire in the West End community.

At 1:21 this afternoon, multiple telephone calls reporting smoke from a three-story twenty-four unit multi-family dwelling resulted in a one-alarm response to 432 Wade St.. Considerations such as the life hazard, size of the structure, and large volume of fire involving the entire basement caused the second alarm to be struck at 1:29 to ensure sufficient resources to overwhelm the threat.

Fire investigators have determined the cause to be suspicious, with the loss estimated at $60,000. Twenty families were assisted with temporary housing by the American Red Cross.

Cincinnati Fire Division
District 1 Media Release

Media Contact:
District Chief Will Jones 352-2311
Release Date: 11/06/99

Good morning,

This is District One Chief Will Jones reporting on a one-alarm fire in the Over The Rhine area of Cincinnati. Fire companies were dispatched at 12:55 a.m. on November 6, 1999 to a reported building fire at 549 East Thirteenth Street. Upon arrival firefighters found smoke and flames coming from the second floor of a four-story brick, occupied multi-family building.

Firefighters performed a primary search and evacuated the building. Firefighters then made an aggressive interior attack confining the fire to the apartment of origin. The fire started in the front of the building, in the living room of apartment #4. The Red Cross is assisting one displaced adult.

Fire cause is undetermined at the present time. The damage estimate is approximately $10,000. Twenty-six firefighters were used at this incident for approximately two hours. There were no reported injuries.
************************************************** ********** Fredrick A. Prather

Fredrick A. Prather, District Fire Chief
Cincinnati Fire Division
Fire Prevention Bureau 430 Central Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2642
Ph: (513) 357-7595, Fax: (513) 357-7579