ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - Firefighters say four family pets perished as a result of a house fire Wednesday afternoon in Athens, Ohio.
At 12:25 p.m., a passerby reported smoke coming from a structure on North Lancaster Street
A working structure fire was discovered when firefighters got there. The fire was brought under control at 3:00 p.m. The investigation wrapped up around 5:00 p.m.
The three occupants were not home at the time of the fire. Four family pets perished as a result of the fire. The estimated loss is $190,000 for the home and its contents.
The origin of the fire was determined to be in the living room area. It appears to be electrical in nature.
The Athens Fire Department says it would like to thank the following agencies for their support:
Athens Police Department
Athens County EMS
The Plains VFD
Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office
Ohio University Student Affairs