Sunday, March 15, 2009


Elyria – Elyria Firefighters were called back to West River Road South Saturday night for another house on fire. This time though six people occupied the home.

Neighbor’s say that one of the children was asleep in an upstairs bedroom when he woke up and found his bed on fire. Everyone in the house was able to escape without injury.

Firefighters arrived and found fire shooting out through a second floor window. Firefighters entered the home and quickly extinguished the blaze before it could spread through the structure.

Neighbors provided shelter for the displaced residents of 749 West River Road South – one neighbor said it’s the least they could do. “They’ve had a lot of problems lately, the one son just broke his foot this morning so he is walking around with crutches now. Their landlord has not been very good at making repairs, I know they have had a lot of electrical problems – there are outlets with no plates covering them. You can just grab a hold and pull the box out, that is probably was started the fire.”

The Lorain County Chapter of the American Red Cross was called by Fire Officials to assist the family. The Red Cross said they would be providing shelter for one adult – others had already taken in the children.

The Elyria Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire.


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