Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Grafton Township – A fire that is believed to have started on a back porch of a Grafton Eastern Road home totally destroyed the home Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters responded just before 2PM to the 35,000 block of Grafton Eastern Road for a report of a house fire. A column of smoke could be seen for miles away as Firefighters from Grafton Township, Eaton Township, Grafton Village and Columbia all descended on the home.

The house sits back off the road and was surrounded by pine trees that towered over the home. Downed power lines around the home were also on the minds of Firefighters as they fought the afternoon blaze as temperatures rose near the 90-degree mark.

There was nobody home at the time of the fire and no injuries have been reported.

The American Red Cross will be assisting the one resident of the home in finding a place to stay and providing him with other essentials.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Lorain County Fire Investigators.

To see more photos from the scene: CLICK HERE

Editors Note: While some believe that news photographers are nothing but ghouls with a camera bag – that was proved wrong today by Chronicle Telegram Chief Photographer Bruce Bishop. While taking pictures of the fire scene Bishop noticed the homeowner, an elderly woman who was having a problem making her way through the large front yard. Bishop lowered his camera and offered his arm to the woman and assisted her through the yard and guided her to Fire Officials. So if you see Bishop today make sure you give him a pat on the back – or at the very least extend condolences at the loss of Fazolli’s.


Anonymous Sue said...

Nooooooooo! Not Fazoli's!!! I had no idea!!! =( *sniff*

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Joe from the Journal said...

I had a flat tire last year in Elyria. This so called "good samaritan" Bruce Bishop you speak of stopped. He assissted me in changing the tire and gave me five dollars just to be nice. I thought it was great at the time. I gave him my address and was planning on taking photographer lessons from him. The next thing I know there was money missing off the kitchen table and my daughter was knocked up! I've seen it a million times with these "con men" like Bishop. I wouldn't be suprised one bit if the old lady's will has been forged over to Bishop.

6:53 PM  

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