Lafayette house fire claims man’s pet


Chief: Significant damage to home

Maximilian Kwiatkowski - Mkwiatkowski@aimmediamidwest.com



Firefighters leave a roof from a Lafayette house fire.


Gary Brock | The Madison Press

A firefighter from Clark County’s Pleasant Township Fire Department works with other area crewmembers to ventilate a house fire on Gay Street in Lafayette.


Gary Brock | The Madison Press

A Central Township Firefighter works with another crew member to open a hole in the roof a property on 1610 Gay St. in Lafayette.


Gary Brock | The Madison Press

A structure fire claimed a Lafayette man’s home along with his pet Tuesday afternoon.

According to Central Townships Fire District Chief Brian Bennington, they received a call at about 1:31 p.m. about the fire at 1610 Gay St. Station 291, which is in Lafayette was the first to respond.

They were also aided by the City of London, West Jefferson, Pleasant Valley, Prairie Township, Pleasant and Harmony Townships in Clark County and the Mechanicsburg Fire Department. Madison County Emergency Medical District and Emergency Medical Services were also on the scene as well as the Madison County Sheriff’s department.

Those responding found heavy flames in the garage and bedroom area which was handled by one crew while a second entered the other side of the house.

Bennington said that crews were able to isolate the fire in less than 40 minutes. He said that the damage sustained was significant, practically ruining the structure.

No one was home at the time of the fire but the resident’s cat was killed in the blaze.

The chief mentioned that the house was a rental property, which records indicate is owned by Martin A. Wilson.

The fire is under investigation by the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s office. Bennington said at press time that there was no indication of suspicious activity causing the fire.

Firefighters leave a roof from a Lafayette house fire.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_LafayetteFireIMG_4890piccol.jpgFirefighters leave a roof from a Lafayette house fire. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

A firefighter from Clark County’s Pleasant Township Fire Department works with other area crewmembers to ventilate a house fire on Gay Street in Lafayette.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_LafayetteFireIMG_4905piccol.jpgA firefighter from Clark County’s Pleasant Township Fire Department works with other area crewmembers to ventilate a house fire on Gay Street in Lafayette. Gary Brock | The Madison Press

A Central Township Firefighter works with another crew member to open a hole in the roof a property on 1610 Gay St. in Lafayette.
http://madison-press.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/07/web1_LafayetteFireIMG_4881piccol.jpgA Central Township Firefighter works with another crew member to open a hole in the roof a property on 1610 Gay St. in Lafayette. Gary Brock | The Madison Press
Chief: Significant damage to home

Maximilian Kwiatkowski

Mkwiatkowski@aimmediamidwest.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.