Four People Injured in Jump During Ohio House Fire

Four people jumped from an upper window of a North Toledo (OH) home Friday as the two-story residence burned, reports the Toledo Blade.

The four — one adult and three children — were taken for medical treatment. The cause and extent of their injuries, not believed to be life-threatening, were unclear Friday night.

The Toledo Fire Department responded to the fire and remained on scene for about two hours, fire Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld said. Fire and smoke billowed from doors and windows when firefighters arrived.
Lieutenant Hertzfeld said the fire is still under investigation, but is believed to have been started by a 4-year-old playing with matches.

The child apparently dropped a lit match on either a couch or mattress and then ran upstairs to hide. The fire spread rapidly through the home, which was built in 1915.

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