May 26, 2016

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Mother, son hospitalized after Oakwood Drive fire



A mother and her adult son were hospitalized after a fire in their home at 859 Oakwood Drive in Elyria that was called in at 5:47 p.m. Monday.

Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burls wouldn’t name the victims, citing medical privacy law, but said their hospitalization wasn’t directly related to the fire.

The cause of the fire, which was contained at 6:33 p.m., is under investigation but is believed to be accidental.

Burls said the fire, which substantially burned the attic, caused about $40,000 in property damage and $10,000 in personal property damage.

According to the Lorain County Auditor’s website, the 1,200-square-foot home, built in 1955, is owned by James Carstensen. The total market value of the land and home is $77,020.