By Irene Haluska
May 8, 2014
ANSONIA - No one was injured in a house fire early Thursday morning on State Route 49 in Ansonia.
“We were called with a [report] of smoke in the building, and when we arrived, there were visible flames in the back,” said Chief Bill Clark of the Ansonia Fire Department. The fire started in the attic and back garage area showing the most visible damage.
The cause is not known at this time.
While the fire was out soon after, firefighters remained on the scene to put out hot spots.
The Ansonia Fire Department responded to the three-alarm call starting at 3:30 a.m., the second alarm went off about 10 minutes later at 3:40 a.m. and third alarm about 35 minutes later at 4:15 p.m., according to Chief Clark.
The fire required nine other fire departments mostly for manpower and mutual aid to rotate more than 50 firefighters to assist on the scene.
The three-alarm fire included help from the City of Greenville’s Ladder Truck Engine 171, and fire departments from Union City, Ind. and Ohio, Osgood, Burkettsville, North Star, St. Henry, Greenville Township and Rossburg.
The husband and wife who resided in the home were not injured and are being assisted by the Darke County Red Cross, Clark said.