Saturday, October 14, 2006



Metro LifeFlight on the ground
Chief Ray Anthony speaks with media

A house fire in Columbia Station turns fatal when a trapped occupant is unable to get out in time. Columbia Township Fire Department Chief Ray Anthony said they received a call of a house fire with a person trapped on Landing Lane around 2pm this afternoon. “When we arrived we found a two story residential wood framed house with a lot of smoke coming out. We got in and ventilated through the back, flames started coming out the back and then we got it knocked down and then we found the person in the back part of the house. The most extensive damage was to the C side, which is the back side of the home.”

When the Columbia Township Fire Department was dispatched to the fire and was told that a person was trapped inside they immediately had Lorain County 9-1-1 dispatch Metro LifeFlight to the scene. A landing zone was set up directly across the street in an empty lot where the helicopter touched down about 20 minutes after the call.

Chief Anthony said that he has called in a county wide investigating team and the Fire Marshall to investigate to determine the cause of the blaze. Columbia
Township, Eaton Township and Liverpool Township all worked together to fight the blaze. The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of family.
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