Cincinnati Fire Division
District 2 Media Release

Media Contact:
District Chief Roy Yocum 352-2322
District Chief Howard Reed 352-2311
Release Date: 11/25/99

Good evening,

This is District One Fire Chief Howard Reed reporting on a one-alarm fire which occurred in Price Hill at 1023 State Ave. The fire occurred at 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 25 1999.

Upon our arrival Firefighters found light smoke coming from the second floor of a four-story, brick three family dwelling. A quick primary search was conducted; finding all occupants had escaped prior to our arrival. Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire bringing it under control in less than 10 minutes. The fire was confined to the second floor bedroom with no fire extension beyond the room of origin. A six-year old boy caused the fire. He ignited sheets on a bed, while playing with matches. The fire caused approximately $15,000.00 damage to that apartment and its contents.

The six-year old boy was referred to the Cincinnati Fire Division's Juvenile Firesetter Program, a program that educates children on the dangers of playing with fire.

The Red Cross responded to assist two families that were displaced from their homes. There were no reports of injuries occurring to civilian or firefighters.

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District 1 Media Release

Media Contact:
District Chief Will Jones 352-2311
District Chief John Zompero 352-2322
Release Date: 11/23/99

Good evening,

This is District Two Chief John Zompero of the Cincinnati Fire Division reporting on a two alarm structure fire that occurred Tuesday night (11/23/99) in the Over the Rhine area.

Fire crews were dispatched to 106 Mulberry St. at 8:50 p.m., for a report of a building on fire. First arriving companies found a two-story vacant building with heavy fire showing at the rear of the building. Several fire companies entered the structure to extinguish the blaze, but it was soon determined that the fire had advanced to a point where the building became unsafe for firefighters to operate. At that point the decision was made to evacuate the building and fight the fire from the outside. About two hours later, the fire was brought under control.

There is no indication at this time as to the cause of the fire, and investigators are still on the scene. The fire did an estimated $30,000 damage to the vacant structure. It was fought by about 44 firefighters and there were no reported injuries.

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District 4 Media Release

Media Contact:
Acting District Chief Errol Cleveland 352-2344 District Chief Howard Reed 352-2311
Release Date: 11/22/99

Good afternoon,

This is District Chief Howard Reed reporting on a one alarm fire which occurred in the Madisonville neighborhood at 4142 Allendale Dr. Fire Companies were dispatched at 8:40 am on Nov. 22, 1999 to a report of a fire in a apartment at that address.

Twenty-five firefighters from three engine companies, two ladder companies, one rescue unit, one Fire Investigator, and two District Chiefs found heavy fire showing from two front windows on the second floor. Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack, bringing it under control in less then 15 minutes. The fire was confined to apartment #3, which was in a two-story, four- family brick dwelling. The fire caused approximately $20,000 loss to the structure and its contents.

There was one civilian injured, She was out on our arrival, and sustained minor first degree burns to her face and minor smoke inhalation. She was transported to University Hospital by Rescue #46. One firefighter received minor first-degree burns to his face while fighting this blaze, and he was treated at the City's Public Employee Health Service. There were no other injuries reported.

Lt. Wolf from the Fire Division fire investigative unit is handling the investigation to determine the cause.

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District 4 Media Release

Media Contact:
District Chief Roy Winston 352-2344 District Chief Chris Corbett 352-2333 Release Date: 11/19/99

Good evening,

This is District Chief Chris Corbett reporting on a one-alarm fire on 11/19/99 at 4:55 p.m. Fire companies responded to a fire at 3414 Delta Ave., in Hyde Park. The fire was in a two-story dwelling with fire showing on two floors and in the basement.

The fire started in the basement and burned through the first floor, up the interior wall into the second floor and roof area. Firefighters from four companies made an aggressive interior attack, and knocked down the fire on the first and second floors quickly. A natural gas leak in the basement prevented immediate knock down until the gas could be shut off in the street. After the gas was shut off the fire was extinguished quickly. Fire damage was moderate, and is estimated at a loss of $60,000 dollars.

No one was at home at the time of fire except for the family dog in the rear yard. The occupants were going to stay with relatives or friends. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Thirty firefighters were used at this fire and were on the scene for two plus hours.
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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