Tuesday, 26 January 2016 16:49

New Franklin House Fire

Firefighters were called to a house fire in New Franklin Tuesday morning.

The fire on Kepler Road was reported just before 11:00 AM by a United States Postal Employee who was delivering mail at the time and said flames were through the roof of the structure.

Responders from New Franklin, as well as Coventry Township, Green, Canal Fulton, and Lawrence Township, were able to contain the fire to the living room and the roof directly above. The house also sustained heavy smoke damage throughout the rest of the home.

Although the fire was determined to have started in the living room, the cause is still under investigation.

Damage to the home and its contents is estimated to be $110,000.

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