Four people died in a fire at Woodlands Apartments in South Toledo on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Residents told local media that the death toll likely would have been higher if not for the heroic actions of a young man who ran through the complex knocking on doors to alert people to the fire.
About 60 residents made it safely out of the complex, including two children who were tossed from second-floor balconies to people on the ground.
The four people who perished in the fire have been identified as Sharell Crisp, 28, Antoinette Brown, 31, Ahmard Brown, 5, and Richard Fair, 46.
Fire crews were called to the scene at 2403 Cheyenne Blvd. around 4:20 a.m. on Sunday. They were able to contain the blaze to the center of the 12-unit complex, but the collapse of the second floor will make it more challenging to determine the source of the fire, officials said.
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