JC garage fire under investigation


By Sheryl Roadcap - sroadcap@sidneydailynews.com



Firefighters from Jackson Center, Anna, Botkins and Van Buren TWP pour water on hotspots inside a garage at 218 Robb Street in Jackson Center around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. The fire reportedly started in the car in the foreground and spread to the garage. The vehicle was pulled out of the garage with a backhoe.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

JACKSON CENTER — A Jackson Center garage fire that occurred Wednesday evening is under investigation.

Jackson Center Fire Chief Jerry Davis said the fire originated in a vehicle in a garage that was attached to a two-family duplex, located at 218 Robb St., Apt. B, and then spread to the garage. The main body of the fire was contained to the garage, he said, because the occupant of the home shut the door leading into the home.

There was minimum smoke and water damage inside of the duplex.

Jackson Center Fire Department responded to the fire at 9:44 p.m. with the mutual aid of Anna, Botkins and Van Buren Township Fire Departments. Jackson Center Police Department and Anna Recuse also responded to the scene. The Jackson Center electric department responded to secure the electricity.

The American Red Cross was also called in to assist the four people displaced by the fire, Davis said.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The damage amount is unknown at this time.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters during the incident.

Firefighters from Jackson Center, Anna, Botkins and Van Buren TWP pour water on hotspots inside a garage at 218 Robb Street in Jackson Center around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. The fire reportedly started in the car in the foreground and spread to the garage. The vehicle was pulled out of the garage with a backhoe.
http://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/09/web1_FireHouse288-2.jpgFirefighters from Jackson Center, Anna, Botkins and Van Buren TWP pour water on hotspots inside a garage at 218 Robb Street in Jackson Center around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. The fire reportedly started in the car in the foreground and spread to the garage. The vehicle was pulled out of the garage with a backhoe. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

By Sheryl Roadcap

sroadcap@sidneydailynews.com

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.

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