1 dead in College Hill condominium fire

A man died on Wednesday after a fire broke out at a condominium in College Hill. The fire occurred at the Hammond North Condominiums at 5300 Hamilton Avenue around 1:45 p.m. Crews said they received a call for a person who had fallen from the 12th floor of the tower. When crews arrived at the scene, they found a dead man. on the ground and also a fire on the 12th floor. Investigators said the death appears to be accidental and are trying to piece together what happened. Neighbors say the man may have tried to escape the fire through a balcony and fell. Authorities have yet to reveal the identity of the man. The 19-story tower housed 180 condo units and serves as a retirement community. Many people were ordered to shelter in place and others decided to evacuate. A fire chief said the fire was contained to a condo on the 12th floor. This door was closed, preventing smoke and flames from spreading throughout the building. At this time, there is no further information about the fire or how it started. Crews remained at the scene for approximately four hours. Damage is estimated at approximately $350,000.

A man died on Wednesday after a fire broke out at a condominium in College Hill.

The fire occurred at the Hammond North Condominiums at 5300 Hamilton Avenue around 1:45 p.m. Crews said they received a call for a person who had fallen from the 12th floor of the tower.

When crews arrived at the scene, they found a dead man on the ground as well as a fire on the 12th floor.

Investigators said the death appears to be accidental and are trying to piece together what happened. Neighbors say the man may have tried to escape the fire through a balcony and fell.

Authorities have yet to release the identity of the man.

The 19-story skyscraper housed 180 condo units and serves as a retirement community. Many people were ordered to shelter in place and others decided to evacuate.

A fire chief said the fire was contained to a condo on the 12th floor. This door was closed, preventing smoke and flames from spreading throughout the building.

At this time, there is no further information about the fire or how it started. Crews remained at the scene for approximately four hours.

Damage is estimated at approximately $350,000.

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