Families displaced by Sunday fire in Piqua


PIQUA — There were no reported injuries in a Sunday afternoon fire in Piqua that left four adults and nine children in need of assistance from the American Red Cross.

Piqua firefighters were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of West Ash Street at 12:34 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, on a report of black smoke visible inside the residence.

A Piqua Police officer arrived on the scene and reported a working structure fire with smoke showing.

Fire units from both Piqua and Covington arrived and began an interior attack on the fire and soon requested a second alarm to be dropped which brought Fletcher Fire Department to the scene.

A quick knockdown of the fire kept the blaze from spreading.

Assistant Piqua Fire Chief Tim Risner said damage was contained to one side of the two-story wood-frame duplex; however, families on both sides were displaced since utilities to the entire structure were shut down for safety reasons.

Risner said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Firefighters were on the scene for nearly two hours.

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