Woman displaced after house fire

SYCAMORE — A woman was displaced after a house fire at 303 West Tenth Street Friday night.

Chief Rodney Clinger of Sycamore Volunteer Fire & Rescue said the owner was not home at the time of the fire and nobody was injured.

The property is owned by Tammy L. Siler, according to the Wyandot County Auditor’s Office website. Clinger said the owner was displaced and was staying with family and friends Saturday.

When crews arrived at the scene, there was heavy smoke and flames coming out of some french doors at the southeast corner of the house, he said. Clinger said crews actually had two points of attack and one was directly exterior. As soon as crews got the main fire knocked down, they made an interior attack from the opposite side and he said some of the floor was missing.

Clinger said crews had the fire under control within ten minutes after arriving at the scene and they remained at the scene for about three hours doing overhaul and investigating. He said personnel “did an amazing job of getting the fire knocked down and there was really no roof damage other than above where the fire started.”

Clinger said the fire originated in the master bedroom and while there were several electrical factors that could have came into play, there was nothing suspicious. He said the cause of the fire was undetermined and the fire was under investigation Saturday evening.

The fire was pretty much contained to the master bedroom at the southeast corner of the house, Clinger said.

“It’s hard to believe (there wasn’t) any other fire damage any place else or through the walls or anything,” he said. “I can’t say enough about my (personnel) and the way they got it under control. When there’s fire coming out of the french doors like that, to keep it contained, it’s a pretty great accomplishment.”

While he did not have a total loss estimate Saturday, Clinger said the only contents lost in the fire were those in the master bedroom. He said while the entire house suffered extensive heat and smoke damage, the structure was still pretty sound.

Clinger said “being able to contain the fire to one room is a win for us.” He said it says a lot about what his crew can do when the fire was already up and going and they were able to get out there and contain it.

“I just want to thank all of them for doing what they do…to initiate things, take an aggressive attack and get things under control immediately is just amazing,” Clinger said. “By God, they can do it, and they do a good job of it every time.”

The fire was reported at 9:50 p.m. and Sycamore Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Wyandot East Fire District and Upper Sandusky Fire Department responded to the scene.

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