Sidney firefighters battles two house fires


Firefighters battle a massive house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.

Firefighters battle a massive house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney firefighters battle a massive house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney firefighters pull a fire hose closer to a massive house fire at 223 N Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday, March 26 evening. Responding to the fire were the Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Water pours down on two firefighters during a massive house fire at 223 N Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday, March 26 evening. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A firefighter knocks out a window with an axe while putting out a massive house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney firefighters punch holes into a house to better reach a massive house fire at 223 N Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday, March 26 evening. Responding to the fire were the Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Perry Port Salem rescue EMT Kelsey Beam carries a very wet and cold dog away from a house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — At 10:23 p.m. on March 26, 2019, Sidney firefighters were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave., Sidney, Ohio. All Sidney units and several mutual aid departments were already on the scene of another structure fire at the time of this incident.

The structure is a large two-story single-family residence. During the response, it was confirmed by Sidney police officers on the scene that the occupants had evacuated the structure and the well-involved attic fire had burnt through the roof.

When Sidney firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from roof of the structure. Firefighters battled the well involved attic fire for approximately three hours before it was brought under control. Extensive salvage and overhaul operations were completed to protect the property of the residents and to insure that no hidden fire remained. Vectren and DP&L were called to the scene to secure the utilities to the structure. Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the occupants with any immediate needs.

The home received fire, smoke and water damage throughout the structure. Damage was estimated at $167,000 to the structure and $50,000 to the contents. Firefighters were still on the scene at 7 a.m. on March 27.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Sidney Fire Investigation Unit.

There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters during the firefighting operations. Numerous dogs were removed from the structure and placed in the care of the Shelby County Animal Shelter.

Firefighters battle a massive house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_SDN032819BigFire2-1.jpgFirefighters battle a massive house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney firefighters battle a massive house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_SDN032819BigFire4-1.jpgSidney firefighters battle a massive house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney firefighters pull a fire hose closer to a massive house fire at 223 N Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday, March 26 evening. Responding to the fire were the Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_0973-1.jpgSidney firefighters pull a fire hose closer to a massive house fire at 223 N Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday, March 26 evening. Responding to the fire were the Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Water pours down on two firefighters during a massive house fire at 223 N Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday, March 26 evening. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_0846-1.jpgWater pours down on two firefighters during a massive house fire at 223 N Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday, March 26 evening. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A firefighter knocks out a window with an axe while putting out a massive house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_SDN032819BigFire3-1.jpgA firefighter knocks out a window with an axe while putting out a massive house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney firefighters punch holes into a house to better reach a massive house fire at 223 N Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday, March 26 evening. Responding to the fire were the Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_DSC_0811-1.jpgSidney firefighters punch holes into a house to better reach a massive house fire at 223 N Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday, March 26 evening. Responding to the fire were the Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Perry Port Salem rescue EMT Kelsey Beam carries a very wet and cold dog away from a house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_SDN032819BigFire1-1.jpgPerry Port Salem rescue EMT Kelsey Beam carries a very wet and cold dog away from a house fire at 223 N. Walnut Ave. in Sidney late Tuesday evening, March 26. Responding to the fire were the Sidney Fire Department, Botkins Fire Department, Anna Fire Department, Lockington Volunteer Fire Department and the Van Buren Fire Department. The fire took over an hour to fully extinguish. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News