Fire forces family from home

FOSTORIA – A family was displaced after a residential fire Sunday evening.

According to a release from Fostoria Fire Division, the department was dispatched to 487 Eisenhower Drive at 8:03 p.m. Sunday for a report of a residence on fire.

When firefighters arrived, they found flames coming from windows of a bedroom on the front of the home, and they extinguished the initial fire within several minutes. The fire was contained to a bedroom, but the rest of the residence sustained heavy smoke and heat damage, the release states.

A fire department spokesman said he did not know where the fire started. Firefighters are to return to the scene today to finish investigating the cause of the fire, according to the release. A damage estimate was not available Sunday night.

Occupants of the residence were home at the time of the fire and are being assisted by Fostoria/Seneca County American Red Cross. The fire division spokesman said the family was displaced, but the home is reparable.

There were no injuries, he said.

In the release, the fire division reminded people to have at least one smoke detector on every level of their home. The fire division will supply a smoke detector with a battery to Fostoria residents who cannot afford one, it states.