Fire Fight: Cleveland Firefighters Battle Eastside Apartment Building Blaze

Courtesy: Dave Kraska
Courtesy: Dave Kraska

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UPDATE: CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland residents escape from a burning apartment building fire on the city's Eastside early Friday morning.

Flames sparked around 6AM in a small building with several apartments at the corner of E. 131st & Dove Avenue.

One resident tells 19 Action News she was awakened by the sound of someone pounding on her door. That woman then smelled smoke and grabbed her purse to escape. But before leaving her apartment, she also grabbed her camera and snapped some pictures of the fire for her Facebook page before fleeing.

No injuries and the cause of the fire remains under investigation this hour.

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