Home sustains heavy fire damage


TROY — A single-family wood frame home sustained heavy damage in a late afternoon fire on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Firefighters were dispatched to a home in the 8000 block of Troy-Urbana Road around 4:30 p.m. on a report of a structure fire.

Fire units from Casstown, Fletcher, Christiansburg, and Johnson-St. Paris responded to the scene.

According to Casstown Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian McKellar, who served as incident chief at the scene, the first arriving units were from Christiansburg. They reported smoke coming from three of the four sides of the home. Radio traffic reported an interior attack on the fire.

McKellar said the balloon-frame construction allowed the blaze to spread quickly from the first floor to the second and then “the fire was also well-seated in the knee walls in the attic. Suppression operations took a long time and we didn’t finish operations until around 7:30 p.m.”

Fire officials requested a fire investigator from Miami County and also the State Fire Marshal’s office for assistance in determining the cause of the fire.

Fire officials said the owner had only recently moved into the home. No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries reported.

Damage to the home is listed as very heavy.

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