Fire damages Maple Street house

Staff report

SIDNEY — No one was injured in a Sunday evening fire in Sidney.

At 11:11 p.m., Sidney firefighters were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 311 Maple St., Sidney. The home is owned by Steve Yeager. During the response, it was reported by Sidney dispatch that police officers on the scene were unable to determine if any occupants were present.

A box alarm was called to recall all off-duty fire personnel and mutual aid was received from Anna Fire Department for a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT). A separate medical call in the city was handled by Perry Port Salem EMS during the incident.

When Sidney firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the first floor kitchen and moving up the exterior of the structure to a second floor window. Firefighters were able to quickly contain the flames. A search was performed to confirm that no occupants were in the structure. DP&L was called to the scene to secure the electric to the structure. Gas was secured by firefighters on scene.

The home received fire damage to the first floor kitchen and exterior wall. The first and second floors were damaged by smoke and water. Damage was estimated at $12,000 to the structure. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 1 ½ hours.

The fire investigation is ongoing by the Sidney/Shelby County Fire Investigation Unit.

There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters during the incident.

Staff report