Monday, November 29, 2010


Sheffield Village – A Detroit Road barn burned to the ground Sunday afternoon and now Fire Officials will sift through the rubble to determine the cause.

Chief Jeff Young of the Sheffield Village Fire Department said they received the call at 12:51 p.m. Sunday. “When our guys arrived the fire had busted through the roof and the entire structure was fully involved.”

Heavy black smoke from the fire could be seen for miles away. Lorain Fire Department received calls of thick black smoke in the area of Homewood on the city’s south side. Firefighters checked but confirmed the smoke was from Sheffield Village.

Chief Frank Root of the Avon Fire Department lives close by and was one of the first to arrive. Root said he first saw moderate white smoke conditions but it quickly turned black as the fire broke through and grew.

The barn was leased from the property owners and used to repair cars and semi’s. The man who owns the business was taken to Avon Emergency Care Center by Firefighters after he complained of chest pains.

Exactly one hour after they were called to the scene Chief Young announced to Lorain County 9-1-1, their Dispatch, This Fire is Out!

Sheffield Village received mutual aid assistance from Avon, Sheffield Lake and Sheffield Township Fire Departments.

The fire remains under investigation.



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