|Fire leaves Bays Road family homeless|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Monday, 20 August 2012 11:22|
JERRY CITY — A family home was destroyed in a fire Sunday in the 10000 block of Bays Road.
Central Joint Fire Chief Ronald Bechstein said Monday that units were called to 10727 Bays Road at 4:35 p.m. on the report of a fire in an attached two-car garage.
Units from Cygnet, North Baltimore, and Bloomdale also responded.
Upon arrival, units found that the blaze had spread to the house.
A mother and her two children were inside at the time, and escaped safely. Two dogs at the home were outside at the time and were safe; two out of three of the family’s cats were uninjured. A third cat is unaccounted for.
Bechstein indicated that the woman had just finished mowing the lawn and had placed the mower inside the garage. The still-warm mower was too close to some flammable materials, which ignited and “unfortunately caught it on fire and spread it from the garage right into the house.”
Bechstein said that the home has been deemed a total loss, and a 2007 Hyundai parked outside the garage also caught fire and was destroyed.
Damage has been estimated at $192,000.
Fire crews remained on-scene until 9:30 p.m. A fire-watch crew remained until approximately midnight.
The Red Cross was called to assist the family, as were representatives from Elmwood Schools.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:33|
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