TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) - Residents of a Trotwood apartment building were chased from their homes by fire Thursday evening.
Firefighters responded to the Woodland Hills Apartments at 5916 Culzean Drive around 8:00 pm.
Flames were shooting through the roof of one building when they arrived.
|Photos: Trotwood apartment fire|
Firefighters thought they had the flames under control, but it re-ignited bigger than before after crews cut through some rafters.
Everyone was safely evacuated. One person was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, but was not removed to the hospital.
A renter believes a little boy playing with a lighter started some curtains on fire, but fire investigators have yet to make an official ruling on a cause.
The investigation continues, but firefighters say the building is a total loss. Residents in neighboring buildings are able to return to their homes.
Firefighters expect to be on the scene all night.
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