October 1, 2014

Elyria
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Careless smoking causes apartment fire

LORAIN — Careless smoking caused a fire at the Tower Regency Apartments, 1021 Tower Blvd., around 3:45 a.m. Sunday, according to Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Jeff Fenn. Fenn said Tuesday that the fire began in a bedroom of a second-floor apartment in the three-floor, 12-unit building located between Falbo and Oberlin avenues. No Read More…

Man seen running from Bugsy’s Speakeasy fire charged with arson

ELYRIA – An Elyria man was arrested early Tuesday on charges accusing him of starting a fire behind Bugsy’s Speakeasy on Broad Street. Lee Kimble Jr., of Elyria was charged with arson on Tuesday after he was seen running from a small fire behind the club around 3 a.m. A bouncer at Bugsy’s, Anthony Ribis, Read More…

Officials: Lorain duplex fire may have been arson

LORAIN — Lorain police are investigating a fire Tuesday at a South Lorain duplex and considering a man who lived in the duplex a suspect in a possible arson, according to a police report. Lorain Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Fenn said the Fire Department considers the case “open” and hasn’t made an official ruling on Read More…

None hurt in Carlisle Township house fire

Firefighters work Wednesday night at the scene of a fire on West Ridge Road in Carlisle Township. Evan Goodenow / Chronicle

CARLISLE TWP. — No one was injured in a house fire that broke out around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at a West Ridge Road home. Firefighters and neighbors initially worried that Linda and Terry Janik, the couple who live in the home, were inside, but no one was in the home. Neighbor Dan Rector, who lives Read More…

Fire renders Fairlawn Avenue home `unlivable’

The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA – Children playing with matches started a fire on 164 Fairlawn Ave. that caused $15,000 of damages, according to Assistant Fire Chief Ron Brlas. The fire started at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and took the Elyria Fire Department just five minutes to contain. Although the fire was quickly extinguished, Brlas said the Read More…