FIRE DESTROYS COLUMBIA HOME
JUST THREE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Chief Ray Anthony of the Columbia Township Fire Department said they received a call of a structure fire early Saturday morning. “When we arrived the north portion of the home was fully involved. The homeowner said that he woke up to the smell of smoke and went to check on his wood burning stove and that is when he discovered the fire.”
Chief Anthony said the man then tried to extinguish the blaze by throwing water on it but by that time the fire was too out of control. The man received burns while trying to put it out and was transported by Columbia Fire to the hospital for further treatment.
The fire occurred on Marks Road just south of Route 82 right on the Lorain / Cuyahoga county border. Strongsville Belden City and Valley City Fire Departments assisted in bringing the fire under control.
Columbia covers about 25 square miles and Chief Anthony said that throughout the Township they have less then 100 fire hydrants, they were fortunate enough that a hydrant was close by for them to tap into for this fire.
The fire is currently under investigation.
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