Crews battle early morning blaze at apartment building

Crews battle early morning blaze at apartment building

Some Cleveland residents are lucky to be alive after a fire broke out in their east side apartment building early Wednesday morning.

Around 4:00a.m., rescue crews responded to reports of a fire at a three-story, twelve unit brick apartment building on the 10600 block of Lee Avenue, just south of Superior. Additional fire ladder trucks were requested due to the size of the building.

Some of the residents were sleeping when the fire began. Firefighters rescued two people from the third floor of the building. Resident Elaine Hill tells 19 Action News she had to jump off the porch with her baby to safety.

Cleveland Firefighters performed multiple searches of the apartment units to make sure all of the residents were safely evacuated.

The Red Cross is assisting the victims who have been displaced by the fire.

Fire investigators are working to determine a cause.

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