Family escapes house fire in Union Township


Fire Chief: cause still unknown

By Maximilian Kwiatkowski - mkwiatkowski@civitasmedia.com



Boards are put up on a home on 919 State Route 56, near London, to cover damage sustained from a fire Tuesday night.


Maximilian Kwiatkowski | The Madison Press

Central Townships Joint Fire District is seen still investigating the house fire on 919 State Route 56, near London.


Maximilian Kwiatkowski | The Madison Press

Investigators from Central Townships Joint Fire District observe the damage to the home on 919 State Route 56, near London.


Contributed photo | Jim Huff

There were no injures Tuesday evening in a Union Township house fire, but it caused extensive damage to the home near Madison Correctional.

According to Chief Brian Bennington, Central Township Joint Fire District received a call at around 8:22 p.m. about a fire at 919 State Route 56, near London. Bennington said that initial reports mentioned a fan blowing flames.

Along with crews from London, West Jefferson, Pleasant Valley and Pleasant townships in Franklin and Clark counties, they were able to put out the fire in about two hours. Most of the damage appear to be the western side of the home, facing Route 56.

A woman and her four children safely escaped the building due to warnings from functioning smoke detectors. Her husband wasn’t home.

Central Township investigators were seen still investigating the scene Wednesday morning. Bennington said the incident is still under investigation.

Boards are put up on a home on 919 State Route 56, near London, to cover damage sustained from a fire Tuesday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/06/web1_DSCN6346.jpgBoards are put up on a home on 919 State Route 56, near London, to cover damage sustained from a fire Tuesday night. Maximilian Kwiatkowski | The Madison Press

Central Townships Joint Fire District is seen still investigating the house fire on 919 State Route 56, near London.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/06/web1_DSCN6345.jpgCentral Townships Joint Fire District is seen still investigating the house fire on 919 State Route 56, near London. Maximilian Kwiatkowski | The Madison Press

Investigators from Central Townships Joint Fire District observe the damage to the home on 919 State Route 56, near London.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/06/web1_Attachmen.jpgInvestigators from Central Townships Joint Fire District observe the damage to the home on 919 State Route 56, near London. Contributed photo | Jim Huff
Fire Chief: cause still unknown

By Maximilian Kwiatkowski

mkwiatkowski@civitasmedia.com

Maximilian Kwiatkowski can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1617 or on Twitter @MSFKwiat.

Maximilian Kwiatkowski can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1617 or on Twitter @MSFKwiat.