Two Families Displaced by House Fire in Coshocton
By JIM MCKEEVER, Correspondent | January 22, 2021 | OHIO
Story No. 012321103
Photo by Jim McKeeverHeavy smoke and fire coming out of the 'A/B' upstairs windows.
Photo by Jim McKeeverHand lines were pulled from Ladder 302.
Photo by Jim McKeeverHeavy damage to the A/B corner.
Photo by Jim McKeeverBeginning of ladder operations.
Photo by Jim McKeeverCoshocton Captain Rick Mills making his way to the porch roof.
Photo by Jim McKeeverCaptain Rick Mills and Firefighter Brendon Elson working on overhauling the siding.
Photo by Jim McKeeverCaptain Cory Wilson watching the progress.
Photo by Jim McKeeverCaptain Rick Mills and Captain Cory Wilson working on the siding.
Coshocton, OH - On January 22nd at approximately 5:05 P.M., a call came into the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office on 911 stating that a mattress in a bedroom was on fire inside of a home.
The Coshocton FD, Hale Station is only about one block from where the incident was, and was quickly on scene. On arrival, the fire was now blowing out of the second floor windows on the 'A/B' side, and a call went out for a Working Fire to bring in off duty Coshocton firefighters.
Hand lines were stretched and an aggressive interior attack was taking place. Firefighters quickly moved up the stairs and knocked down the fire in the bedroom. While firefighters were working on the inside, Ladder 302 was being set up to bring firefighters up to the porch roof to work on overhauling the outside siding to look for fire extension. Firefighters continued to work on the hot spots and pulled the bedroom ceiling down to make sure the fire was completely out.
The house, which was a duplex, suffered heavy fire and smoke damage on the west side, and heavy smoke damage on the east side. Two families were displaced and put in a hotel for the night by the Red Cross.
Assisting on scene were the Coshocton County EMS, Coshocton County R.E.A.C.T., and Tom Dile with the Salvation Army.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.