Firefighter Shot at Avondale (OH) Fire

A bullet hit a firefighter in the helmet after gunfire broke out as crews responded to a fire in a vacant Avondale building early Sunday morning, reports (

The firefighter was not injured, according to the District 3 Fire Department.

Fifty-five firefighters were sent to a structure fire in a vacant two-story building in the 500 block of Carplin Place around 12 a.m.

Shortly after their arrival, gunfire broke out in the area, grazing one firefighter’s helmet and “narrowly missing several others,” according to the fire department.

About four of five shots were heard at the scene.


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