August 4, 2015

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Crews battling fire in Brooklyn Heights

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio— Fire crews are battling an early morning blaze in a commercial building in a Cleveland suburb. Police officers in Brooklyn Heights saw the fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. and several fire departments have responded. The flames and smoke were visible from Interstate 77 and Interstate 480 south of Cleveland early Monday. Read More…

Elyria duplex damaged by fire

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ELYRIA — Fire gutted half of a duplex Friday morning and displaced one resident, but no one was injured during the blaze. The Elyria Fire Department was called to 232 Bon Air Ave. about 10:30 a.m. A firefighter on the scene said smoke and flames were showing through a front window and when crews arrived Read More…

Owner of home escapes West River blaze

ELYRIA — Valeria Harris sat in a chair Friday night on the tree lawn of her neighbor’s home, watching as crews from the Elyria Fire Department extinguished a fire that started in the attic of her home at 631 West River Road. Harris, who has lived in the home for 50 years, watched in disbelief Read More…

Train carrying hazardous materials derails, catches fire in Tennessee

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands within a 2-mile radius. Blount County Fire Department Lt. Johnny Leatherwood said a call about the train derailment came in Wednesday night at 11:50 p.m. EDT in Maryville. Read More…

Sanctuary of Elyria church destroyed in fire

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ELYRIA — The College Heights Baptist Church lost its sanctuary to fire early Saturday morning as members stood by and huddled under umbrellas in the pouring rain. Some feared the fire was arson, but that was not the cause, said fire Chief Richard Benton. “Arson has been ruled out at this point,” Benton said. “The Read More…

No injuries in minor fire at Lorain County Regional Airport

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No one was injured in a small fire in an empty airport hangar at the Lorain County Regional Airport that was called in about 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to Oberlin fire Lt. Michael Streator. Firefighters are shown here surveying the scene. Smoke was seen coming from the roof of Hangar L on the east side Read More…

Early morning fire destroys Amherst barn

AMHERST – A fire burned through a barn early Thursday, destroying the structure and everything inside, according to firefighters. Firefighters were called out to 262 Milan Ave. around 4 a.m. Thursday after getting a call that a barn was on fire in the area. When they arrived, firefighters found a 30 ft. by 40 ft. Read More…

12-week-old puppy rescued from Avon home fire

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE
Firefighters work to put out a fire at 2335 Candlewood Drive, in Avon, on Saturday afternoon, May 23.

AVON — The sole occupant of a Candlewood Drive home wasted no time in letting rescuers know where to find him when a fire broke out Saturday afternoon. The barks of a 12-week-old boxer mix quickly brought firefighters to the rescue after a fire started at the home in the 2300 block of Candlewood Drive Read More…

Where there’s smoke, there’s … marijuana?

Firefighters enter a home on College Park Drive in Elyria on Wednesday. They then called police after finding what they believe was marijuana. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Police are investigating an Elyria home after firefighters — called to put out a fire — found marijuana plants inside, police said. No one has been arrested in the investigation, which is ongoing, said Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino. The fire was reported by a passer-by about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at a house Read More…

South Amherst fire destroys barn

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SOUTH AMHERST – Fire destroyed a barn at 10153 Gifford Road about 4 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters were called at 4:05 p.m. and arrived about 8 to 10 minutes later. The barn was engulfed in flames when they arrived, said Fire Chief Al Schmitz. Firefighters hosed down hot spots about 4:35 p.m. Schmitz said besides spraying the Read More…