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.
Reach the writer at 937-538-4823.