Parma officials investigating cause of apartment fire that hospitalized 1 resident

Parma officials investigating cause of apartment fire that hospitalized 1 resident
Parma officials investigating apartment fire that hospitalized 1 resident

PARMA, OH (WOIO) - Parma and Parma Heights firefighters responded to the 6000 block of Stumph Road for an apartment fire at about 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Parma Fire said the first units to arrive encountered heavy smoke in the complex and conducted a rapid, effective interior attack.

Firefighters quickly located and extinguished the flames, according to Parma fire.

Fire Chief Michael Lasky said, “the first arriving companies experienced harsh interior conditions and worked tirelessly to ensure that all the residents were evacuated rapidly while battling the stubborn fire.”

Firefighters successfully confined the flames to the apartment the fire broke out in, according to Parma Fire.

Parma Fire said one resident was injured during the fire and transported to MetroHealth Medical Center.

Officials have yet to confirm the condition of the resident.

Parma Fire said the exact cause and origin of the fire, as well as the extent of the damage, is not able to be released at this time.

Fire under control on Stumph, however please avoid the area as the street remains closed.

Posted by Parma Fire Department on Sunday, April 21, 2019

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