House on Congress Road in Belpre is a total loss

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 10:46 PM EDT
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(Update: 12:06 p.m. 10/27/2021): Little Hocking Fire Chief, Mike Chevalier says fire crews went out to the scene earlier this morning. There were no longer any flames when crews arrived. Chevalier says crews were out for three hours this morning and 7 hours yesterday fighting the fire and defending the home from any other damage. Chevalier says over 98,000 gallons of water was used to put out the fire. he says the Ohio State Fire Marshal is still investigating the cause.

A house on Congress Road in Belpre is ruined by a fire Tuesday afternoon.

The Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department Chief says the fire happened on the 2400 block of Congress Road right on the Dunham Township and Belpre Township line.

The owner was inside the house when the fire started, and he was able to make it out safely, along with his dog.

Firefighters believe the fire is accidental, and it may have started from a problem with the heating system.

Firefighters from Little Hocking, Belpre, Dunham, Barlow, Blennerhassett and Washington Bottom helped put out the fire.

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