WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) - This Lake Washington Condominium Complex on Washington South Road went up in flames around 1 Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find 2 people trapped inside the burning building.
"People outside were telling us we had somebody on the balcony that needed rescue out back and someone in the stairwell upstairs that needed rescue. So, initial job was to throw a ladder on the balcony and then went inside, one of the crew members and one of the sheriff's deputies and that pulled and rescued the guy from the stairwell," explains Washington Township Fire Chief Bill Gaul.
Chief Gaul says both of those rescued were taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation and burns.
A firefighter also became ill and had to be taken to the hospital.
Everyone is expected to be okay..
But, many pets are still missing.
One resident and her dog were reunited after firefighters pulled him from the rubble.
Chief Gaul says initial reports indicate this started as a grease fire in one of the condos in the middle of the building.
Investigators say there are 12 units but one is vacant, at least 5 of the condos were destroyed, the others have heavy smoke and water damage.
Right now, all of them are unlivable. So, the Red Cross is helping those who need it.
"Normally after a local disaster, like a house fire, we'd put people up in a hotel room, offer up food and sometimes clothing as needed," says Red Cross Spokesperson Todd Collins.
If you want to help the Red Cross, go here.
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