Fire in Woodmere forces residents to evacuate apartment complex

Saving lives isn't easy. Woodmere firefighters discuss logistics of fire and rescue operations

WOODMERE, OH (WOIO) - A fire at the Beechmont Towers in Woodmere forced people to evacuate the apartment complex on Wednesday morning.

No injuries were reported, but firefighters did have to rescue two people trapped on a balcony.

Many of those who made it out were seen sitting in their cars to stay warm.

Suppressing the fire took a bit longer than usual as wind chill values drop below zero.

Video shows the fire may have started on the third floor in the four-story building.

The cause of the fire is unknown this time.

Four units were damaged by the fire and four units were damaged by other factors.

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