Saturday fire under investigation

SIDNEY — At 2:49 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, Sidney firefighters were dispatched to 44 Meadow Lane for a reported structure fire.

On arrival, firefighters found a single-story, single-family residence with heavy smoke coming from the front door.

Firefighters confirmed that all occupants were out of the home and determined that the fire was located in the basement area.

The fire was quickly contained and extinguished.

The total loss to the property is estimated at $50,000 and to contents at $25,000.

A box alarm was dispatched to recall all off-duty Sidney firefighters as well as Anna Fire Department, Lockington Fire Department, Fort Loramie Fire Department and Perry Port Salem Rescue Squad.

Vectren was called to the scene to secure the gas and DP&L, to secure the power.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time and is under investigation by the Sidney Fire Department Investigation Team.