Tuesday blaze destroys vacant house



Firefighters from Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District were on the scene within minutes of a dispatch of a vacant house engulfed in flames Tuesday morning at 77 Belfast Pike in Hillsboro. Emergency personnel had the fire knocked down around 10:30, with both northbound and southbound traffic blocked temporarily on SR 73 just south of the Johnson Street intersection. Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District Lt. Branden Jackman said the structure was unoccupied, and that mutual aid was rendered from both the Lynchburg Area Joint and Ambulance District and Marshall Township Fire Department. He said investigators considered the fire suspicious in nature and under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Hillsboro Police Department at 937-393-3411.

Tim Colliver | The Times-Gazette

Firefighters from Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District were on the scene within minutes of a dispatch of a vacant house engulfed in flames Tuesday morning at 77 Belfast Pike in Hillsboro. Emergency personnel had the fire knocked down around 10:30, with both northbound and southbound traffic blocked temporarily on SR 73 just south of the Johnson Street intersection. Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District Lt. Branden Jackman said the structure was unoccupied, and that mutual aid was rendered from both the Lynchburg Area Joint and Ambulance District and Marshall Township Fire Department. He said investigators considered the fire suspicious in nature and under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Hillsboro Police Department at 937-393-3411.

Firefighters from Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District were on the scene within minutes of a dispatch of a vacant house engulfed in flames Tuesday morning at 77 Belfast Pike in Hillsboro. Emergency personnel had the fire knocked down around 10:30, with both northbound and southbound traffic blocked temporarily on SR 73 just south of the Johnson Street intersection. Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District Lt. Branden Jackman said the structure was unoccupied, and that mutual aid was rendered from both the Lynchburg Area Joint and Ambulance District and Marshall Township Fire Department. He said investigators considered the fire suspicious in nature and under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Hillsboro Police Department at 937-393-3411.



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