Firefighters investigate cause of fire


SIDNEY — Sidney firefighters are investigating a fire Saturday morning at a vacant house at 201 W. Water St.

According to a press release, at 11:52 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, firefighters were dispatched to 201 W. Water St. for black smoke coming from the buildings second floor. The fire was reported by alert neighbors in the area.

On arrival, firefighters investigated the building and found a working fire in a second floor apartment. The building is a five unit apartment building that was ordered vacant by the Sidney-Shelby County Health Department and not occupied at the time of the fire.

Firefighting efforts quickly controlled and extinguished the fire. A thorough search of the building was completed by firefighters and there were no victims located. No injuries were reported by firefighters.

A box Aaarm was dispatched to recall all off-duty personnel, Anna Fire Department and Lockington Fire Department for mutual aid.

DP&L had secured electrical power to the building at an earlier unknown time. DP&L did respond to the scene. At the time of the fire the building did not have natural gas service in use.

The structure sustained light fire damage. Loss to the structure is estimated at $5,000 and loss to the contents is estimated at $0.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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Sidney firefighters respond to a house fire at the intersection of Water Street and West Avenue around 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.
http://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/08/web1_fire2-2.jpgSidney firefighters respond to a house fire at the intersection of Water Street and West Avenue around 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Courtsey photo by Minerva Stephens

Sidney firefighters respond to a house fire at the intersection of Water Street and West Avenue around 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.
http://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/08/web1_fire-2.jpgSidney firefighters respond to a house fire at the intersection of Water Street and West Avenue around 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Courtsey photo by Minerva Stephens