BREAKING NEWS with video - No injuries in Ohio 601 house fire

No one was injured in a reported house fire at 3969 Ohio 601 today. The cause is unknown. The Huron County Sheriff's Office received a call at 2:24 p.m. and dispatched the Norwalk Fire Department.
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

 

No one was injured in a reported house fire at 3969 Ohio 601 today. The cause is unknown.

The Huron County Sheriff's Office received a call at 2:24 p.m. and dispatched the Norwalk Fire Department.

"We advised our road units. He was busy on another call, so I came over," Chief Deputy Bob Sutherland said.

Fire Chief Doug Coletta was unavailable for comment because he busy at the scene as of press time. The homeowners declined to comment.

Troy Wolfe, a nearby U.S. 20 resident, arrived about 2:30 and started snapping photographs. He recalled seeing "a large amount of smoke, the fire department breaking some windows to get inside to gain access to get everything under control."

"The homeowner and his dog were the only one(s) here. They got out obviously successfully and without injury," Wolfe said. "By the time I got here, the flames were pretty well (gone)."

Huron County Deputy Dog Warden Gary Ousley was on scene.

"They got a call a dog was in the house and the owner went into the house to retrieve it," Sutherland said. "(He) checked with the commander. They said everything was OK and they left."

Read Thursday's Reflector for an update.