Large fire reported at Toledo Apartment complex, Victims seen jumping from balconies
Fri, 02 May 2014 01:45:47 GMT —
Toledo firefighters rescued several people from a blaze at Heathbriar Apartments in south Toledo Thursday night.
Calls began coming into 911 dispatchers around 9:25 p.m. reporting that residents were jumping off a 3rd floor balcony in order to escape the smoke.
When crews arrived at the apartment complex at 4866 S. Village near Heather Hills Road, firefighters used a ladder truck to bring at least three people to safety.
One woman jumped from a 3rd floor balcony to escape the blaze and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Other residents were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and some minor injuries.
Fire officials said the blaze was contained to a single apartment out of 12 units in the structure.
After the blaze was extinguished, fire crews began effort to ventilate the building in the hopes that some of the building's residents could return to their homes.
By midnight, it was still unclear whether that would be possible.
The American Red Cross is helping residents find a place to stay.