Fire destroys Anna home


By Sheryl Roadcap - sroadcap@sidneydailynews.com



A fire consumes a house at the intersection of North Linden Avenue and East Walnut Street in Anna around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27. A pickup truck and an SUV were also destroyed in the fire. The flames were heaviest on the west side of the house. A garage or shed next to the house burned to the ground. Firefighters from Anna, New Bremen, Van Buren TWP, and Jackson Center responded. Also responding was the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Anna Police.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

ANNA — An Anna residence, its attached garage and two vehicles were destroyed during a fire on Monday.

According to Anna Fire Chief Tim Bender, dispatch received several calls Monday, April, 27, around 4:30 p.m. on the report of a fire at 103 E. Walnut St., Anna.

The preliminary investigation indicates a lawn mower inside of the garage caught fire, he said.

“The home was about 90% involved when we arrived,” Bender said. “Luckily there were no injuries and some property was able to be salvaged.”

Homeowners Gary and Linda Carr of the one-story, single-family dwelling were home and able to get out unharmed, he said.

Firefighters remained on the scene until about 8:30 p.m.

Assisting Anna Fire were New Bremen, Van Buren Township, and Jackson Center Fire Departments. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Botkins and Anna Police and Anna Rescue also responded to the scene. The village of Anna utility department was also called to secure utilities.

The estimated loss amount of the home and contents is $225,000, Bender said.

“The family is overwhelmed with gratitude with the outpouring of support from the community,” he noted.

No one, including first responders, was injured in the fire.

The fire remains under investigation by the Anna Fire Department.

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A fire consumes a house at the intersection of North Linden Avenue and East Walnut Street in Anna around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27. A pickup truck and an SUV were also destroyed in the fire. The flames were heaviest on the west side of the house. A garage or shed next to the house burned to the ground. Firefighters from Anna, New Bremen, Van Buren TWP, and Jackson Center responded. Also responding was the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Anna Police.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/04/web1_SDN042920AnnaFire1-1.jpgA fire consumes a house at the intersection of North Linden Avenue and East Walnut Street in Anna around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27. A pickup truck and an SUV were also destroyed in the fire. The flames were heaviest on the west side of the house. A garage or shed next to the house burned to the ground. Firefighters from Anna, New Bremen, Van Buren TWP, and Jackson Center responded. Also responding was the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Anna Police. 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.