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Canton man rescued from burning apartment

Posted at 8:27 AM, Aug 02, 2016

Canton firefighters rescued a man from his burning third floor apartment just after 10:30 p.m. Monday near McKinley Avenue NW at Cleveland Avenue NW.

According to Canton firefighters, the fire started near the rear of the third floor apartment. When they arrived the victim was hanging out the front window awaiting help to get out of the burning apartment.

The man was rescued using a ground ladder and taken to a local hospital with minor injuries and smoke inhalation.

Fire crews were able to stop the spread of fire to the other units inside the building but around 15 people were displaced because of smoke and water damage. The Red Cross is assisting displaced residents.

No word on the cause of the fire.