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16 displaced, 1 hospitalized in Reading fire

Sixteen residents were displaced and one was hospitalized by a Reading apartment fire Monday...
Sixteen residents were displaced and one was hospitalized by a Reading apartment fire Monday night, fire officials say.(FOX19 NOW)
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 7:08 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2021 at 7:13 AM EST
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READING, Ohio (WXIX) - A Reading apartment fire displaced 16 residents and hospitalized one late Monday, fire officials say.

Flames broke out in a third-story apartment on Gahl Terrace about 11 p.m.

First responders say they found active fire on that top floor when they arrived and quickly contained it to one unit.

A resident sustained injuries in the blaze and was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to the Reading Fire Department.

Further details about that person and how he or she was hurt were not released.

The cause of the fire and a damage estimate remain under investigation, fire officials say.

The American Red Cross was called to assist the displaced residents.

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