The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

January 25, 2013

Blaze puts family in cold

CONNEAUT —  A house fire on Fenton Avenue put Conneaut firefighters and a handful of people into sub-freezing temperatures late Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters were dispatched to 331 Fenton at 5:15 p.m., said Conneaut Fire Chief Steve Lee. Occupants, including some pets, escaped safety, he said.

Five people live in the house, but it was not immediately known how many were home at the time, Lee said. Temperature at the time hovered around 14 degrees.

The fire began in a second floor room at the front of the house, Lee said. Flames were basically confined to that room, he said.

"The guys got a pretty good knock on it," Lee said.

Smoke damage was evident upstairs, while the ground floor sustained water damage, he said.Cause of the fire is under investigation, he said.

Crews and equipment from Conneaut stations 1 and 3 were sent to the scene, as well as the ladder truck from Ashtabula Township Fire Department. An agreement between the departments puts the township's big truck into service for every structure fire call in Conneaut.

The ladder truck was turned back before it could arrive at Fenton, Lee said.

Crews were beginning to clear the scene less than two hours after their arrival.

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
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Two women barely avoid being hit by train Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth