The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

January 27, 2013

Madison Township fire leaves two homeless

MADISON TOWNSHIP — A couple cooking breakfast Saturday morning smelled smoke that was more than the stove was creating and realized the house was on fire, said Madison Fire District Chief Gene Lutz.

“Crews got on the scene and they had smoke coming from the eaves and the vent,” he said. Lutz said firefighters attacked through the roof of the 720-square-foot ranch home.

Lutz said the fire was called in at 10:46 when the couple noticed smoke after the furnace kicked on. He said the house is a rental, but the people had lived there for about five years.

The fire occurred at 1843 Clyde Road and the Red Cross was called in to assist the victims who were able to leave the home without any problems.

“It is looking like the furnace might be the issue,” he said of the cause of the fire. Lutz estimated the fire caused $15,000 damage to the structure and destroyed most of the couple’s possessions.

Lutz said two dogs and one or two cats were unharmed. “Even the goldfish (was okay). I pulled the (fish) out of the dirty tank and put it in a bowl,” he said.

The fire was brought under control in about a half hour and firefighters remained on the scene for about two-and-a-half hours.

1
Text Only
Local News
Ashtabula County Alive
July 4 Celebrations 2014
Summer off to Big Start
Ashtabula County Flag Day 2014
Northeast Ohio Soap Box Derby 2014
Tour de State Line and Boating Season
Ashtabula County Memorial Day 2014
Sam Magill Sr. Memorial
Armed Forces Echo Taps 2014
Lakeside Loop Color Run
Keeping Ashtabula County Clean and Healthy
Canoe Race and Ashtabula Easter Events
The Taping of the Teacher: A sticky Sitation
18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Geneva State Park
House Ads
AP Video
NDN Video
Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success