Vacant home burns

Firefighters from two departments responded to a fire at 78 Tecumseh Trail Monday afternoon.

Chief Fred Bishop of Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department said the vacant house is owned by Fannie Mae and was being cleaned up.

Bishop said when firefighters arrived at the scene, fire was coming out of the roof above the upstairs bathroom of the split-level home.

“There was flames,” he said.

He estimated the fire was out within half an hour of firefighters arriving.

“We didn’t use a lot of water,” he said.

The ceiling in the upstairs sustained water damage, and smoke damage was minor, the chief said.

Bishop said the fire started in the ceiling above the bathroom somewhere between a light and a fan. He said he did not know what caused it, but he did not think it was intentional.

He estimated damage to be at least $10,000 to $15,000 and said the house is repairable.

He said he was not aware of any injuries.

Personnel from Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department, Seneca Community Chaplain Corps, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and Tiffin Fire Rescue Division responded to the fire.

It was reported at 1:25 p.m., a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said.