December 22, 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.