Spectrum

May 4, 2016

THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN A FIRE AT A SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP APARTMENT COMPLEX EARLY THIS MORNING


IN SOUTHWEST OHIO... - THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN A FIRE AT A SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP APARTMENT COMPLEX EARLY THIS MORNING. A WOMAN, CHILD AND A THIRD VICTIM HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED DEAD. THE WOMAN AND CHILD WERE FOUND UNRESPONSIVE INSIDE THE APARTMENT AND TAKEN TO MERCY FAIRFIELD HOSPITAL, WHERE THEY WERE PRONOUNCED DEAD. THE THIRD VICTIM, BELIEVED TO BE AN ADULT MALE, WAS LATER FOUND DEAD BENEATH SOME DEBRIS INSIDE THE APARTMENT. THERE WERE OTHER KIDS WHO LIVED IN THE APARTMENT, BUT THEY WERE LATER LOCATED WITH THEIR GRANDPARENTS. THE FIRE CHIEF ON THE SCENE SAYS THERE WERE NOT MANY FLAMES WHEN THEY ARRIVED AROUND THREE THIS MORNING. BUT THERE WAS MOSTLY SMOKE COMING FROM THE APARTMENT AT 1572 PLEASANT RUN DRIVE. HE DESCRIBED THE SMOKE AS TOXIC AND SAID IT CONTAINED A MIXTURE OF CARBON MONOXIDE AND CYANIDE. THE FIRE BEGAN IN THE 2ND FLOOR UNIT OF THE APARTMENT COMPLEX. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE IT STARTED IN THE KITCHEN, BUT ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE.

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