Fire at Pleasant Avenue building under investigation but not suspicious

HAMILTON — Firefighters who were called to a fire Wednesday at a home in the 3800 block of Pleasant Avenue found a man inside and were able to lead him out.

There was heavy smoke and flames when crews arrived just before 9 a.m. to the structure — a four-unit apartment behind a larger apartment building on Pleasant.

Hamilton Fire Chief Mark Mercer said the man was in the building when the fire started and left. He then returned while firefighters were still at the scene.

It was not clear why he went back inside the burned structure. The man appeared to have burns on his arms.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Mercer said it is not suspicious.

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