Fire displaces residents

Firefighters respond to a blaze on West Walnut Street Saturday that displaced a family. Photo submitted by  Fred Trautlein.

JEFFERSON — No one was injured in a weekend fire that displaced a family.

Firefighters were called to 66 W. Walnut St. Saturday around 5 a.m. where they found the second story of a home on fire, according to fire Chief Tom Lachey.

The residents were not in the home during the fire and they were out of town, he said.

The fire started somewhere on the second story and extended into the attic, Lachey said. A home next to the burning structure did sustain some heat and water damage due to its close proximity, he said.

Crews worked on extinguishing the fire in high temperatures and humidity.

“It took us about an hour to get it fully under control and extinguished,” Lachey said. “More than likely the house is going to be a total loss.”

Crews from Ashtabula, Dorset, Plymouth, Sheffield and Pierpont Townships provided mutual aid.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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