Trailer destroyed by fire

NEVADA — A man missing after a fire at a Wyandot County residence Friday night was located Saturday afternoon.

Chief Rodney Clinger of Sycamore Volunteer & Rescue said crews responded to a fire at a house trailer at 1950 CH 44. When crews arrived at the scene, the house trailer was engulfed and was “pretty much burned down,” he said.

According to information from Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, it was trying to locate a missing man, Billy Simmons, who was last seen about 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Deputy Trent Shoemaker of Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were searching for Simmons because he was dropped off at the location of the fire and that was the last time he had been seen. Simmons was in the process of fixing the trailer, he said.

Shoemaker said Simmons was found and was okay Saturday afternoon.

Clinger said personnel used a defensive attack and had the fire under control in about 10 minutes. Crews remained at the scene for about three and a half hours completing overhaul and investigating.

About 3,000 gallons of water was used to put out the fire, Clinger said.

Around 3 a.m., the fire rekindled and personnel were able to put the fire out with a water can, he said. Clinger said the fire was “very, very small” and crews put it out in about 10 minutes.

The property is owned by Debra Simmons, according to the Wyandot County Auditor’s Office website. Clinger said he did not have a total loss estimate, but the trailer was destroyed.

Clinger said he did not believe anybody was there at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported as of Saturday.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted and responded to the scene to investigate, he said.

Clinger said the origin and cause of the fire were unknown and under investigation Saturday evening.

He said the department had mutual aid with Upper Sandusky Fire Department, and State Highway Patrol and Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.

The fire was reported at 9:46 p.m.

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