Fire destroys home in Adams County

Jonathan Wright - [email protected]

WEST UNION, Ohio — The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a fire which engulfed a home late Sunday night in Adams County.

The West Union Fire Department along with several other surrounding departments responded to a call at 9:53 Sunday night regarding a residential house fire on Frank Young Road. According to Captain Christeena Patrick of the West Union Fire Department, when firefighters arrived at the scene at 10:07 p.m., the home was engulfed in flames.

Patrick said due to the location of the fire, about 10 firetrucks were called to the scene to assist in putting out the flames. Members from the Manchester, Jefferson Township, Byrd Township, Peebles and Jefferson fire departments were on hand to assist with the water tankers and provide additional manpower.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department and West Union Life Squad were also present on the scene.

After the flames were extinguished, the residence was determined a total loss, Patrick said. No one was reported as injured during the incident.

The West Union Fire Department finally left the scene at 12:44 a.m., Monday., Patrick said.

The incident remains under investigation by the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Jonathan Wright

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