APARTMENT FIRE UPDATE
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TMC NEWS talked with Elyria Fire Assistant Chief Ron Brlas about yesterday’s fire on 4th Street.
TMC NEWS: What did you find when you pulled up on scene?
Chief Brlas: Upon arrival, we had the entire rear of the structure fully involved with fire. The fire was working its way from the rear porch towards the front of the building. Our Engine 1 crew made an initial attack with a 2 1/2" line from the exterior, then made an interior attack with a 1 3/4" line.
TMC NEWS: I understand there was something about this building that made fighting the fire tricky.
Chief Brlas: There was a center dividing wall that ran the length of the building that made fighting the fire difficult. Positioning crews was difficult due to this wall and the heavy heat and smoke conditions.
TMC NEWS: Everybody got out ok?
Chief Brlas: A crew searched the building to make sure all occupants were out. Three residents were found in a first floor apartment and were removed unharmed.
Brlas said that Elyria Fire received assistance from Lorain Fire at the scene while Avon Fire manned our station while we were involved with the fire.
The damage estimate for the fire is $200,000.