Four people were injured and transported to area hospitals following an apartment fire Thursday night
Additionally, residents of the Studio City apartment complex on Winter Parkway are unable to return until the building has been ventilated and doors have been replaced by a restoration company doing work today, according to Mayor Don Walters. He noted approximately 120 people have been displaced.
The mayor noted fire officials had to break down" a lot of doors" to evacuate people during the blaze.
At approximately 11:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, Cuyahoga Falls fire responded to an apartment fire at Studio City, 2255 Winter Parkway, according to a fire department press release.
Initial crews on scene found heavy black smoke throughout the first floor extending up into the upper floors, the release said.
Several residents were requesting rescue from outside balconies. Crews worked intensely to locate, extinguish the fire and rescue occupants, according to the fire department.
The fire appeared to have originated in a first floor apartment; the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Four people were treated and transported to area hospitals, including one firefighter. The firefighter was treated and released from the hospital, according to the fire department.
Conditions of the other three were not available. Several other people were treated and or evaluated on scene and released.
Several departments responded to assist Cuyahoga Falls with the incident including Akron, Stow, Tallmadge, Munroe Falls, Fairlawn, Hudson, Twinsburg and Richfield.