Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Findlay Market fire photos by David J. Jones

On Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 3:17 PM, the Cincinnati fire tower received a call reporting a structure fire at 1801 Elm Street, a three-story brick building directly across from Findlay Market.

Cincinnati Fire Department (CFD) units arrived to the one-alarm fire to find fire on the third floor and in the attic.

Heavy winds scattered burning debris to six adjacent buildings across Elm Street, causing the fire to be upgraded to two and then to three alarms.

Fifty-two firefighters were involved in putting out the fire, which caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to 1801 Elm Street, 116-132 and 205 W Elder Street.

The cause of fire is listed as "undetermined" and is being investigated by the CFD's Fire Investigation Unit.

The following 18 photos were taken during the height of the event by photographer David J. Jones and supplied to Building Cincinnati.

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