LIME CITY — One person died in an apartment fire Thursday night in Perrysburg Township.
The cause of the fire at Titleist Club Apartments, 9574 Mandell Road, still under investigation by the Perrysburg Township Police Department and the fire marshal. The victim was taken to the Lucas County coroner for an autopsy and identification.
The Perrysburg Township fire department was called at 10:51 p.m. on Thursday and remained on the scene until 3:30 a.m.
“The fire was confined to the apartment of origin, and pretty much to the room of origin,” Perrysburg Township Fire Chief Tom Brice said. “We don’t know the cause or origin yet.”
Also responding, under mutual aid, were Perrysburg, Rossford, Northwood and Lake Township fire departments.
Brice noted that everyone in the Perrysburg Township Fire Department is cross trained as both a firefighter and an EMT, but when there is a structure fire Perrysburg Township typically sends a ladder truck and an engine. Northwood supplies an ambulance.
There were no other injuries.
Brice described the Titleist Club Apartments as multi-family dwellings with six apartments in the building. The fire was in a second floor apartment at the end of the building, in the living room.
The entire building was evacuated.
“We did let the far-end residents return. One apartment was vacant and the two others went elsewhere for the night,” Brice said. “The apartment that had the fire will probably have to be gutted. The apartment directly below, not surprisingly, sustained some water damage. There will probably have to be drywall work done for that. They will have to stay somewhere else temporarily. The rest of the apartments are inhabitable.”
Value of losses is yet to be determined.
“Surprisingly, it has been a while since we have had a working fire in the township,” Brice said.