1 dead, dozens rescued after Ohio apartment fire

5:39 AM, May 14, 2012   |    comments
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Firefighters say they rescued dozens of people from a blaze at a central Ohio apartment complex and found one person dead.

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon in a neighborhood north of downtown Columbus.

Firefighters rescued about 40 people who became trapped by thick black smoke on the second and third floors.

A spokesman for the city's fire division says a body was found in a hallway on the first floor. He says three people were treated for smoke inhalation at hospitals.

The fire created heavy smoke damage to the 66-unit apartment complex, displacing its residents.

Apartment managers and the American Red Cross were trying to find them places to stay.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Associated Press

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