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LODD: Cincinnati (OH) Firefighter Perishes after Elevator Shaft Fall

According to Cincinnati.com, “The University of Cincinnati Emergency – EMS department reports that the firefighter extricated from the building has died.”

The firefighter fell down an elevator shaft while trying to rescue residents from an apartment building today in the Madisonville neighborhood of Cincinnati, according to news reports.

Cincinnati.com (http://cin.ci/1yciz2T) reports that a Mayday was called on the fireground and it took officials several minutes to get to the down firefighter in the elevator, who reportedly was not breathing when crews found him.

There were a number of civilian casualties, as well, according to the report.

The fire occurred early this morning at Kings Tower Apartments. One resident told The Enquirer he had to jump from his balcony on the second floor to escape.

Read more at http://cin.ci/1yciz2T.