Vacant house burns in Fostoria

FOSTORIA – A fire was reported at a vacant two-story house Sunday afternoon.

According to a Fostoria Police Department report, a person reported a house fire at 320 S. Poplar St. at 12:51 p.m. Sunday.

Capt. Warren Digby of Fostoria Fire Division said when firefighters arrived at the scene, a first-story room was on fire. The fire spread to the outside of the house and its eaves and into the attic and upstairs rooms.

“It’s not liveable,” he said.

Diby estimated firefighters had the fire under control in 25 to 30 minutes and said they were at the scene for two hours. One firefighter suffered dehydration and was treated and released from ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, he said.

Digby estimated damage at $20,000 and said the cause is under investigation. The state fire marshal is to report to the scene Monday to investigate the fire’s cause and origin.

The entire Fostoria fire department responded to the fire, Digby said.

The owner of the property is Claude Funk Jr., according to the Seneca County Auditor’s Office website.