Two people were able to safely escape a raging fire that gutted a home on North 10th Street Friday night, according to Hamilton fire officials.
Fire crews responded to a fire in progress at 5:47 p.m. at 327 N. 10th St. Upon arrival, crews found heavy fire and smoke on the first floor. A man and woman escaped the fire and initially told fire crews that there was a second adult male still in the building.
After the bulk of the fire was knocked down, crews entered the structure to complete putting out the fire and search for a possible victim. An extensive search was completed, and no victim was found. Officials said Saturday the third person was not at the house when the fire broke out.
The man who escaped was transported to the emergency department by a medic unit for unknown injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Fire officials said the occupants were able to escape because there was a second exit from the home. The fire on the first floor blocked the normal exit for the occupants. Officials advised residents to make sure that everyone in the home know at least two ways out from every room in case of fire.