Cincinnati FFs Battle Downtown Fire

CINCINNATI --

Fire crews are investigating what caused a downtown building to catch fire.

The fire broke out at about 10:45 p.m. Monday at a building located at 1536 Republic Street in Over-the-Rhine.

A fire captain told News 5 that the building was boarded up when they arrived and that they believe the building was vacant.

2-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Vacant OTR Building

By the time a second alarm was called, firefighters switched to a defensive stance and flames could be seen shooting out the top of the three-story building.

As of 11:50 p.m., fire crews said that fire was extinguished, but that they could not enter the building due to hot spots.

No injuries were reported. The fire is under investigation.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.

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