Euclid: Firefighter injured in apartment fire

11:49 PM, Jan 27, 2013   |    comments
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EUCLID -- A firefighter was injured while battling a fire at a Euclid Avenue apartment complex Sunday evening.

The fire started just after 5:00 p.m. on the second floor in the rear of the building.

Fire departments from adjacent cities were called to assist with the blaze at Aljer Manor Apartments. Police were also called to assist with traffic control. They say the area of Euclid Avenue and Heritage Drive was closed.

An eyewitness said smoke could be seen coming from the building before fire crews arrived.

According to Fire Chief Tom Cosgriff, the fire started on the second floor and quickly spread to adjacent apartments.

One firefighter received a minor injury while working at the scene. That firefighter received treatment and was transported to the hospital. 

The building owner says there are 11 units in the building that house roughly 20-30 people total. 

During the fire, Illuminating company workers had to cut power to the building. Other buildings in the complex still have power.

The American Red Cross is on scene to assist residents who were displaced.

No residents were injured.


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