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Sylvania apartment fire damages around three dozen units; firefighter treated for heat exhaustion

A firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion, according to a fire official on scene. The Red Cross is assisting residents.

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Around three dozen apartments were damaged Friday when a Sylvania apartment complex caught fire.

Sylvania Township Fire Department crews arrived at the Hunt Club Apartments about 3 p.m. Assistant Fire Chief Chris Nye said smoke was visible from a mile away.

Crews encountered heavy fire in a hallway.

“These [apartment fires] are challenging. As luck would have it we do have a firewall in this building so going to the west the firewall certainly helped us," Nye said. "These roofs that are on the front, it’s all hollow behind there and it goes right up into the attic so they are very difficult because the fire can get away from you.”

Somewhere between 32 and 36 units were damaged. A firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion.

They're still looking for some pets, although it was first believed all were accounted for.

The American Red Cross is assisting residents in need.


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