Easter fire damages Troy home

TROY — A Troy family was forced out of their home by a reported attic fire on Easter Sunday.

Miami County Communications Center dispatchers received a call shortly before 1 p.m. that there was a fire in a home in the 500 block of Summit Ave.

Fire units arrived and reported heavy smoke coming from the attic area of the two-story wood framed home. The family had already evacuated the home.

Entry was made and an interior attack begun as other firefighters made access to the attic area from the outside.

A second alarm was called in and fire units from Tipp City and Covington responded to the scene. Covington Fire Department units were diverted to Troy Station 11 to handle any other calls.

The fire was called in as “knocked down” within less than 15 minutes.

Troy fire officials said that an AES Power truck was on the scene when the fire was reported. Apparently the homeowner had reported a power issue earlier. The power company was called to repair/replace the line and when the power was turned back on, the fire began.

Troy fire officials are investigating to see if there is a connection between the power issue and the blaze.

There were no injuries reported but a family cat was not yet accounted for following the fire.

No damage estimate has been released.

Fire units cleared the scene around 2:45 p.m.