PARMA, Ohio — One person was injured Thursday night and a firefighter also was taken to the hospital as a fire destroyed an apartment building.
Firefighters from Parma, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn and Parma Heights were called at 11:33 p.m. to the Statehouse Manor apartment complex at 6551 State Road. When firefighters arrived, there was heavy smoke and fire coming from a unit on the third floor, according to a news release from the Parma Fire Department.
Firefighters had to use a ladder to rescue a resident from the third floor. The resident was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland for unspecified injuries. The condition of the resident was unavailable early Friday morning.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to two units on the third floor. Efforts to contain the fire were hampered by cold weather conditions, including ice and snow. A firefighter was taken to University Hospitals for treatment for an unspecified “non-life-threatening incident.” The firefighter is expected to make a full recovery.
Despite containing the fire, residents from the 12 units in the building had to be evacuated. The American Red Cross was called to the scene to help displaced residents find shelter.
The Parma Fire Prevention and Investigation Unit is investigating the cause of the fire. It’s estimated the fire caused $1 million in damage.
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