Thursday, September 18, 2008


Elyria – Just hours after Firefighters finished up with the Murbach building fire they were called out to West River Road North for a house fire.

Assistant Chief Ron Brlas of the Elyria Fire Department said they received the call at 4:40pm Thursday. “When we arrived we found a single family dwelling with an attached garage – smoke was coming from the eves and from the south wall. Engine One crew went through the front door with an attack line while other crews worked on ventilation.”

Firefighters ventilated the home by cutting holes in the roof and taking out the front windows.

Brlas said that they found a 2’x2’ hole cut in the back wall of the garage. “Neighbors tell us that people have been using that hole to gain entry into the home now for awhile.”

The home has been unoccupied for an undetermined amount of time.

Fire Officials have begun their investigation and have already labeled the blaze as “suspicious in nature.”

There were no injuries reported.



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