Wilson Avenue fire ruled accidental, electrical


Firefighters from Sidney, Lockington and Anna, quickly knocked down a house fire at 636 Wilson Ave. on Saturday, morning, Jan. 15. The fire has been ruled as accidental and electrical in nature by the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services Fire Investigation Unit.

Firefighters from Sidney, Lockington and Anna, quickly knocked down a house fire at 636 Wilson Ave. on Saturday, morning, Jan. 15. The fire has been ruled as accidental and electrical in nature by the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services Fire Investigation Unit.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — A Saturday morning fire on Wilson Avenue has been ruled as accidental and electrical in nature by the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services Fire Investigation Unit.

Sidney Fire was dispatched to 636 Wilson Ave. on a report of a structure fire on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at 9:40 a.m. Upon arrival, according to a press release from the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services, there was smoke showing from roof area. The occupants were outside and advised all occupants were out of the house except one cat. Engine No. 3 crew initiated interior fire attack on the second floor and containing the fire in attic area above second floor bedroom with no other extension inside. Quint No. 2 crew pulled a back-up line and conducted search of division one. The fire crews extinguished the fire and found the cat unharmed and returned to occupants.

A box alarm was established for all off duty personnel to respond, along with mutual aid fire companies for assistance. Due to the cold temperatures, the Sidney/Shelby County Salvation Army provided coffee and snacks for first responders on scene.

The fire caused damage to the second floor bedroom, attic area and was contained to room of origin.

The damage to the property, which is owned by Deborah M. Phelps, is estimated at $15,000 to the structure and $15,000 to the contents.

The occupants of the home, Kevin Caudill and Sheryl Gottschalk, were displaced by the fire. The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the occupants.

AES (formerly DP&L) and Center Point Energy (formerly Vectren) was on scene to control the utilities.

No fire personnel were injured during the event.

Firefighters from Sidney, Lockington and Anna, quickly knocked down a house fire at 636 Wilson Ave. on Saturday, morning, Jan. 15. The fire has been ruled as accidental and electrical in nature by the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services Fire Investigation Unit.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/01/web1_SDN011821HouseFire-1.jpgFirefighters from Sidney, Lockington and Anna, quickly knocked down a house fire at 636 Wilson Ave. on Saturday, morning, Jan. 15. The fire has been ruled as accidental and electrical in nature by the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services Fire Investigation Unit. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News