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Crews battle blaze at West Chester apartment complex

A large fire at a West Chester apartment complex this morning drew six fire departments to help battle the blaze. The fire started just before 6:40 a.m. on the second floor of a unit at the Landings at Beckett Ridge apartment complex on Regency Court, according to Barb Wilson, spokesperson for the township. PHOTO: WCPO
A large fire at a West Chester apartment complex this morning drew six fire departments to help battle the blaze. The fire started just before 6:40 a.m. on the second floor of a unit at the Landings at Beckett Ridge apartment complex on Regency Court, according to Barb Wilson, spokesperson for the township. PHOTO: WCPO

A large fire at a West Chester apartment complex this morning drew six fire departments to help battle the blaze.

The fire started just before 6:40 a.m. on the second floor of a unit at 4911 Regency Court inside the Landings at Beckett Ridge apartment complex, according to Barb Wilson, township spokeswoman.

At least six families were displaced by the fire, directly damaged two apartments and caused smoke and water damage to four other apartments, Wilson said.

There were no reported injuries, but a woman who was in the parking lot was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, she said.

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The cause and estimated damage of the fire are yet to be determined.

The three-alarm fire triggered mutual aid responses from all communities surrounding the township, Wilson said. Joining West Chester firefighters to battle the blaze were fire deparments of Liberty Twp., Fairfield, Mason, Springdale and Evendale, she said.

It took firefighters about an hour to knock down the fire, but crews remained at the scene afterward to ensure “hot spots” did not flare up, Wilson said.