July 26, 2014

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Columbia Twp. house destroyed by fire

Columbia Twp. firefighters battle a fire on Sprague Road on Monday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Columbia Twp. firefighters battle a fire on Sprague Road on Monday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA TWP. — A house at 27139 Sprague Road was destroyed by a fire called in at 6:22 p.m. Monday.

The fire destroyed the home at 27139 Sprague Road.

The fire destroyed the home at 27139 Sprague Road.

Fire Chief Ray Anthony said firefighters, who were slowed by icy roads, saw fire coming from the windows of the one-story home when they arrived at 6:35 p.m. Anthony said the fire was contained by 8 p.m. and extinguished about 11 p.m.

Firefighters from Eaton and Olmsted townships assisted in fighting the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Anthony said no one was home when the fire broke out. Neighbors called the fire department.

The 2,324-square-foot home, built in 1948, is owned by Nicky Cucco, according to the Lorain County Auditor’s website.

  • April L. Roberts Adr

    This house belonged to my uncle who is disabled and has lost everything in this fire including his little doggies and a cat. Many of you know him as the owner operator of the former Chink’s Auto Wrecking on Sprague in Columbia. Our family is trying to raise money to cover the cost of clean up and putting a new structure on the land for him to live in. Unable to afford insurance Mr. Cucco has no way to pay for any of this loss. Any help is appreciated. You may message me on my FB page or visit https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=116F2t9wuEmH-4d47_HP9buJqOd0WwgIBFckzkVDJui3gal1orUdbQRdo0a&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8def8934b92a630e40b7fef61ab7e9fe63 to make a donation.

    Thank you to everyone in the community that has already reached out to us with help and donations, already. April L Roberts, niece of Nick Cucco.

    • April L. Roberts Adr

      I believe that a word for the firefighters is also warranted here. Brave firefighters from Columbia, Olmsted, and Eaton fought this raging fire in painfully cold weather. They worked diligently despite being ice covered themselves with faces red from the cold. Our community is blessed to have you, thank all of you.

  • Julie O’Brien

    I heard another house burned down tonight. Not sure where. Please be careful in this weather and check your furnace!