Hamilton firefighters said a fire on Beth Lane early Thursday morning involved heavy fire and smoke.
The blaze is the second to the same building on the small west side court this month.
Thursday’s fire happened on the second and third floors on multiple sides of the building. Several fire and EMS units were on the scene and assisted occupants with removing belongings. The Hamilton fire marshal and first responders secured the building after daybreak Thursday.
Fire Chief Mark Mercer said they are working to make sure they can be inside to help residents with needs, and to find the cause of the fire.
On May 9, the same apartment building caught fire, where two residents and a firefighter sustained minor injuries. Mercer said the injured residents, who were hurt while escaping the building, were transported to an emergency room for treatment. The firefighter sustained an injured ankle.
Mercer said one civilian sustained a minor injury and was treated and released at the hospital.
The Journal-News reported that Ross High School student Justin Pence helped save those who jumped after the fire trapped two on the top floor, including a woman who was deaf. Pence was able to communicate with her during the rescue because he had sign language education.
Mercer said four apartments were undamaged and were occupied when Thursday’s fire occurred.
In that blaze, firefighters from Ross and Fairfield assisted Hamilton. No cause has been released from that fire.