Fire causes heavy damage to Ludlow Falls home

LUDLOW FALLS — One family was displaced by a late-morning house fire in the Village of Ludlow Falls on Wednesday.

The fire was called in by a Miami County Sheriff’s Deputy who was assisting on a squad run to the village around 11 a.m. The deputy reported heavy smoke coming from a home less than a block from the Ludlow Falls Fire Station.

As fire units rolled on the fire call, there was some initial concern that a resident in the home might still be inside. Additional deputies were called to assist in the determination and also to close down roadways.

Information provided by neighbors indicated that the occupants were probably not at home. As fire crews worked to knock down the blaze, the resident pulled up to the scene and authorities were relieved to learn that the structure was not occupied.

In addition to Ludlow Falls Fire Department, equipment and manpower were provided by West Milton, Pleasant Hill, Tipp City, and Laura.

Lt. Chris Bobb of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office said that an investigator was called in to look in to a cause of the fire but, at this time, there is nothing that appears suspicious.

Damage to the home was extensive but there were no injuries reported.