Fire Destroys Roseville Residence

by Mackenzie Stasko on February 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

A home in Roseville is destroyed after a fire ripped through the structure and damaged other nearby homes.

Crews responded to the fire on the 200 block of Washington Street just before 11 a.m. Thursday. Below freezing temperatures created problems for the nearly seven fire departments on the scene. Roseville Fire Chief Ed Guy said the structure took about two hours to extinguish.

"The biggest thing right now that’s affecting us is cold weather and some water conditions here that we have as far as some hydrants that we need to figure out what’s going on with those but additional crews called in for tankers for water support," said Chief Guy. 

Chief Guy said it’s unclear what caused the fire, but said there were no injuries reported.

"The wind is causing everything to freeze, along with the temperature. Along with that, it affected another structure beside this one. So we’ve got some damage to a second structure that we’re looking at."

The second structure fire, which started on a porch roof, was quickly extinguished. The fire also caused substantial damage to the adjacent homes. Crews from Newton Township, Crooksville, South Zanesville, Harrison Township, Corning, New Lexington, and Junction City were also on the scene. The fire remains under investigation.