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Fire damages home in Washington County

Published: Apr. 12, 2021 at 11:14 AM EDT
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - A family has begun cleaning up after a fire Monday morning damaged their home on Ohio State Route 550.

Warren Township Volunteer Firefighters were called to a house fire at 19135 State Route 550 in Washington County, Ohio at 10:00 a.m.

Warren Township Assistant Fire Chief, Dan Foy, said firefighters were at the scene within 10 minutes after they received the call and that they could see smoke billowing from the lower floor of the home once they arrived. Foy said the fire appears to have started in a crawl space under the house.

“[The crawl space] is where we found it originated. Part of the floor collapsed, which hindered us from making an entry. But, we were able to make access outside and have the fire extinguished.”

Foy said no one was in the home when firefighters arrived, and there were no injuries.

“At this point, we are not looking at a total loss. The house is still standing. There’s a lot of smoke damage, some fire damage to the living room area. Once we make entry we will be able to determine a little more.”

Foy said his department received aid from Oak Grove and Barlow Fire Departments as well as from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Foy said despite having a limited number of crew members, the firefighters were able to safely put out the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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