WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Multiple families are displaced after a large fire broke out at an apartment complex in West Carrollton.
West Carrollton Fire Department was dispatched at 6:40 to the Centerville Park apartment building on the 2000 block of Sydneywood Road to investigate a problem with an appliance.
Capt. Adam Blake with the West Carrollton Fire Deptartment said when crews arrived, flames could be seen coming from the building.
“Initially a problem with an air fryer, but obviously when we got here, there was a lot of fire and smoke already visible, so we don’t have any of the details yet of the cause of this fire, but it is a large dollar loss,” Blake said.
Crews worked for over an hour to contain the flames and continued to work to put out hot spots inside the building Friday night.
“The upper floors of the apartment are completely destroyed, consumed by fire, the rest of the units are heavily damaged with water and smoke,” Blake said.
Kyilon King lives in the apartment complex, he said he was coming home for dinner when he noticed smoke and saw a young girl upstairs in the building.
“I saw a little girl in the window and my legs took over for my whole body,” King said. “I knocked on the door three times, luckily it woke her mom up, she was able to get herself and her daughter out.”
Blake said all the occupants of the 18 units in the building were able to get out safely, it’s not known at this time how many people were living in the apartments.
Blake said some pets were rescued, and some are still unaccounted for. Blake said it’s likely pets on the bottom floor survived the fire.
Multiple fire departments were called in to assist.
The American Red Cross was called in to assist the people displaced from their homes to help with housing and other resources they may need.
This is a developing story and WDTN.com will update it when new information is available.