Blue Ash Firefighters rescue man from a fire with help of nursing facility staff

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(May 21, 2021 – Blue Ash)

Blue Ash Firefighters rescued a resident from a fire with the help of nursing home staff members at the Cooper Trace Skilled Nursing Facility in the 4900 block of Cooper Road in Blue Ash today.

The fire began in a room of the facility at approximately 1:15 p.m. this afternoon.   

Prince Jefferson, Brianna Underwood, and Nitia Martin broke the window to the man’s room, which provided access for firefighters to enter, according to Blue Ash Fire officials. 

Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Reed entered the window and lifted the man through the window to Firefighter/EMT Sam Daggett. Reed then exited the window and carried the man to a waiting ambulance. 

The man, estimated to be in his seventies, was transported to University Hospital. His condition has not been released.

 The facility was evacuated while Blue Ash Fire crews put out the fire. The fire was contained to one room.

Several residents have been displaced due to water damage caused by the activation of the sprinkler system. Staff will move them to other rooms within the facility.

No one else was injured.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Montgomery, Evendale, and Sycamore Township fire crews aided in the incident.