FIRE HITS RIDGEVILLE HOME
RESIDENT ESCAPES – PET DIES IN FIRE
TMC NEWS Story & Photos: BRIAN WOODSCall Time: 12:34 p.m. Tuesday April 28, 2009
North Ridgeville – An early afternoon fire killed a family pet and left a home in ruins on Denise Drive in North Ridgeville Tuesday.
Assistant Chief Scott Bement of the North Ridgeville Fire Department said the fire appears to have started in the kitchen. A resident, who was home alone, said she had been cooking something on the stove. She left the kitchen after hearing one of her two dogs barking – when she returned to the kitchen she discovered the fire and quickly called 9-1-1.
The resident was able to escape the house with two of three dogs – the third was lost in the fire. The woman was treated by Firefighters for smoke inhalation and taken to Elyria Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.
Much of the house was destroyed according to Bement with heavy fire damage to the kitchen and living room. Smoke, fire and water damage could be found throughout the rest of the home as well. Fire officials place the damage to the home in excess of $100,000.00.
Assisting North Ridgeville in battling the fire was Avon, Avon Lake, Westlake and Olmsted Township.