November 27, 2015


Massive fire at Carter Lumber warehouse on U.S. 20

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A massive fire at a warehouse at Carter Lumber on U.S. Route 20 is being fought by Wellington firefighters and firefighters from neighboring area fire departments. No one was hurt in the fire, which was reported about 5:30 pm, said Wellington Fire Chief Mike Wetherbee. Read Thursday’s Chronicle-Telegram for the full story.

Fire destroys trailer used by Lorain Utilities Department


A fire destroyed a city of Lorain trailer at 306 Old Lake Road about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The fire also did minor damage to a second trailer and two city-owned pickups and a SUV, said Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burls. Burls said the fire was contained at 1:40 p.m. and extinguished at 2:43 p.m. The Read More…

Carlisle Twp. property burns


No one was injured when a camper, garage and storage trailer caught fire at neighboring properties on LaGrange Road in Carlisle Township about 2 p.m. Tuesday. A fire report was unavailable Tuesday night, but Chief Kevin Dembiec said firefighters contained the fire in about 30 minutes. He said firefighters from Eaton Township, LaGrange, Oberlin and Read More…

Three dogs badly burned in fire


BRIGHTON TWP. — Firefighters rescued three dogs – all of which were burned and suffered smoke inhalation – after a barn on a property at 49370 state Route 18 caught fire Monday afternoon. The fire broke out around 1:40 p.m., and it took Wellington firefighters 18 minutes to extinguish it. Fire officials said the flames Read More…

Fire guts four apartment units

CARLISLE TWP. — A LaPorte apartment complex on Yunker Court caught fire at 2 p.m. Friday, but no injuries were reported. There were four units affected by the fire within the 32-unit complex, Fire Chief Kevin Dembiec said Friday night. “All four units were occupied,” Dembiec said. Two cats were reported missing while a third Read More…


Due to inaccurate information provided to The Chronicle-Telegram, a Monday article on a fire at a Melvyn Lane duplex in Elyria contained some errors. Mercedes Thompson lives at 1023 Melvyn Lane and is not the girlfriend of Lamontay Powell of 1025 Melvyn Lane.

Fire displaces seven residents


ELYRIA — No one was injured, but seven people were displaced by a fire at a duplex at 1023-1025 Melyvn Lane that began about 1:45 p.m. Sunday. A report was unavailable Sunday night, but fire Capt. Carl Mack said the fire ignited in a garbage can behind the home at 1025 Melvyn Lane and spread Read More…

Elyria fire displaces seven

ELYRIA — No one was injured, but seven people were displaced by a fire at a duplex at 1023-1025 Melyvn Lane that broke out about 1:45 p.m. Sunday. The fire started in a garbage can outside the home at 1025 Melvyn Lane and spread to the second floor, fire Capt. Carl Mack said. The cause Read More…

Neighbor helps family escape Sheffield house fire


SHEFFIELD — Chris Bodzenta will be forever grateful to a neighbor who carried his wheelchair-bound son from his burning home on Schueller Boulevard on Monday morning. Bodzenta, who had been at work, said his wife, Nichole, was home with their son when the fire started. The neighbor helped get their son outside to safety. Bodzenta Read More…

UPDATED: No injuries reported in Sheffield house fire


SHEFFIELD — No injuries were reported in a house fire on Schueller Boulevard on Monday morning. Firefighters were called to a working structure fire around 11 a.m. at 5508 Schueller Boulevard, and departments from throughout the area were called in for mutual aid. It took about 15 minutes for firefighters to get the blaze extinguished, but they were Read More…