Three-Alarm Fire Torches Apartment Complex in Whitehall

WHITEHALL, Ohio (WTVN)--Fire crews spent Friday morning bringing a three-alarm blaze under control in Whitehall.

It broke out around 3:30AM in an apartment complex on Longbranch Lane, which is in the Villages at Eden Crossing complex along East Main Street.

Investigators say at least 20 units are affected, and crews brought in ladder truck to fight the flames from above, and keep them from spreading to other buildings.

Over a dozen families have been affected. Early indications are it started in an electrical outlet in one of the buildings. 

As of early Friday morning, there were no injuries reported. A COTA bus was brought in to assist those affected.

(photo courtesy ABC-6)

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