This building was engulfed in fire Dec 31, 5:30 am. The interior had been gutted of plaster, and the wood was dry and very combustible. Cause is undetermined, but this is located right behind the roughest part of Vine Street, the 1600 block, and it is likely that someone broke in so they could shoot-up or sleep inside.
[where: 1616 Pleasant Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202]
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Fire still smoking at about 10am:
From the auditor's website, here is a photo of 1616 Pleasant 10 years ago, when it was last occupied. It is the red building on the left.
2009 auditor's photo
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