7 adults, 2 children displaced in Richland County apartment fire

MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Nine people, including two children, were displaced early Saturday morning after flames broke out in their Mifflin Township apartment building.

Firefighters responded to a 4-unit apartment building located in the 400 block of Impala Drive just before 5:25 a.m. for a report of a structure fire.

When crews arrived, firefighters said heavy smoke was seen coming from the building. Crews also had to rescue two adults from the second floor.

One person was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injury, according to firefighters. Additional information about the victim was not released.

The American Red Cross is assisting the families with a place to stay.

Firefighters knocked down the bulk of the fire in about an hour. Crews then stayed on scene for about three and a half hours checking for hot spots.

Damages are estimated at $80,000.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting the Mifflin Fire Department with the investigation into the cause of the fire.

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