Cause of Crescent Drive fire deemed undetermined


SIDNEY — The cause of an early Wednesday morning house fire on Crescent Drive has been ruled as undetermined at this time by the investigation unit of the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at 3:49 a.m., Sidney Fire received a report of a house fire at 839 Crescent Drive.

The first units on scene reported heavy fire to the rear of the two-story, single-family home. The occupants were outside upon arrival and they reported no one was inside the structure.

Firefighters utilized a transitional attack by first extinguishing fire from the exterior of the structure and then entering to complete extinguishment. A search of the structure confirmed that no other occupants were in the structure owned by Jennifer Denise Dowell.

Mutual aid was received from Anna, Lockington, and Port Jefferson Fire Departments and Perry-Port Salem EMS.

DP&L was requested to secure the electric to the structure and Vectren to lock out the gas meter.

The damage is estimated at $60,000 to the structure and $25,000 to the contents.

No injuries occurred to any civilians or firefighters during the incident.