EARLY MORNING ELYRIA HOUSE FIRE
Elyria – Residents of a California Ave home woke up just after 3am to find the back of their home on fire.
Chief Joseph Pronesti of the Elyria Fire Department said they received the first call from the homeowner saying that their back deck was on fire. “The first call came at 3:15am and then she called back while we were responding saying that the fire made it into the home. Our guys could see the glow from the fire and the smoke column from the Abbewood area.”
Pronesti said that when Firefighters arrived on scene at 3:23am they found the entire back of the home involved in fire. “The fire had gotten into the second floor and into the attic so we had to go defensive and knock it down.”
The fire and heat were so intense at the height of the blaze that it melted the neighbors siding and shutters, but there was no smoke or fire damage to the neighbors home.
The homeowners were able to escape the home without any injuries. The American Red Cross will be providing them shelter and necessities throughout the next couple of days.
Lorain and Avon Fire Departments filled in the Elyria station during the blaze.
Pronesti said the cause of the fire is under investigation.