Monday, December 17, 2007


Amherst Firefighters were fighting a fire deep in the woods off of Milan Ave Sunday night after a camper inside of a garage caught fire. The fire was on Milan Ave across from The Junction.

Assistant Chief Jim Wilhelm of the Amherst Fire Department said that the building is basically being used as storage and is divided into three sections separated by block walls. “The camper was in the center unit and when we arrived the fire was heavy inside, our initial problem was getting into the garage to fight the fire. Once we got past the door we also had fuel barrels inside to worry about as well but we were able to get the fire out pretty quick and now we just have a lot of clean up to do inside to make sure the building is safe.”

The owner of the camper, who has been living out of it in the garage, was not at the scene and no injuries were reported.

Chief Wilhelm said that their department received mutual aid assistance from Elyria Township, South Amherst, Florence and Vermilion Township Fire Departments. LifeCare Ambulance was on scene as a precaution.

To see more photos from the scene: CLICK HERE


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad that no one was injured during this fire and that they were able to minimize the damage. I hope that the owner of the camper can find another place to live now that he has lost the camper. Patsy

4:24 PM  

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