Kelsey Leyva | Oberlin News-Tribune Smoke leaks from a West Road home in New Russia Township as firefighters douse the flames in water.
Smoke filled the air at 13676 West Rd. in New Russia Township where a house caught fire Tuesday afternoon.
Oberlin firefighters were the first on the scene and immediately began working to douse the flames. Chief Robert Hanmer said he wasn’t sure what started the fire but it appeared to have started on the first floor in the kitchen.
One woman was in the house at the time of the fire. She was taking a nap and initially thought the smell of smoke might be her neighbors burning something, according to the fire chief.
After realizing the flames were inside her home, the woman jumped out a second floor window and was taken to the hospital.
Hanmer said the house had a wide open design on the first floor that allowed the fire to quickly spread to the second floor. The full extent of damage was not immediately clear.
Other responders include firefighters from Carlisle Township, Amherst, South Amherst, and Wellington. Crews were still working on the house an hour after the initial call.
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