CINCINNATI - One person has been charged with arson following a fire that destroyed a Norwood home early Monday morning.
Fire crews say a person, whose name has not yet been released, is being charged with aggravated arson after allegedly setting fire to a home in 1500 block of Sherman Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. Firefighters say two people living inside the home were able to safely escape before first responders arrived.
Officials say the home is a total loss. It’s not clear how the fire started, but officials say they believe it may have started on the second floor of the home.
There were also some other complicating factors for firefighters on the scene. Norwood fire officials say overhead power lines as well as problems with a nearby fire hydrant made this a more difficult fire to battle.
No one was injured, but the fire also damaged a neighboring home. Residents in a nearby nursing home on Sherman Avenue were moved to different areas within the nursing home as a precaution until the fire was put out.
Officials have not released any additional details at this time.
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