2 injured in Attica house fire

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Firefighters walk near the house at 109 Seneca St. Tuesday afternoon.

ATTICA — A woman and her 2-year-old son were hurt in a fire Tuesday afternoon.

The fire at 109 Seneca St., a two-story home, was reported to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office at about 1:45 p.m.

“They were at the neighbors (when the crew arrived),” said Barb Charlton, Attica-Venice-Reed EMS District’s coordinator.

Charlton said the woman and her son were taken to Mercy Health – Willard Hospital by Attica-Venice-Reed EMS District. She requested Life Flight respond to the scene, but it was unable to fly.

The boy was taken to Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, according to information from Lonnie Jaynes, chief of Attica-Venice-Reed Fire District.

When the first crew arrived, “we didn’t see anything,” said Tom Marvin, assistant chief.

Marvin said the crew made entry to the second floor, where it was told the fire was located, and found heavy smoke. The fire started in an upstairs bedroom, he said.

The cause was under investigation Tuesday.

Marvin said there was fire damage in the bedroom and smoke damage throughout the house. He said he had no damage estimate at the scene, and the home’s occupants were displaced.

Marvin said the fire was extinguished in 45 minutes.

The house is owned by Gary and Margaret Jordan, according to the Seneca County Auditor’s Office’s website.

The names of those hurt in the fire were not available Tuesday.

Personnel from Attica-Venice-Reed Fire District, Attica-Venice-Reed EMS District, Attica Police Department, Scipio-Republic Fire Department and Bloomville EMS responded.

The county’s Echo unit assisted, and county EMS leaders stoodby with a backup ambulance at US 224 and SR 19.

A State Fire Marshal’s Office crew also responded.