September 2, 2014

Elyria
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Mendel Court fire deemed suspicious

ELYRIA — Fire investigators say that they believe that a Mendel Court house fire is suspicious in nature.

Firefighters were called to a house fire at 8:28 p.m. Thursday at 110 Mendel Court, which crews were able to contain to a second-story bedroom. Firefighters cleared the scene at 11:35 p.m.

Investigators learned that the structure had been unoccupied but was undergoing remodeling by the owner of the property. They said that there were indications that the house had been broken into.

Investigators said that evidence they found indicates that someone started the fire, which remains under investigation.

Anyone having information on this fire is urged to call the Elyria Fire Prevention Bureau at (440) 323-1027.