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May 30, 2013

Three homes damaged in fire

No people injured

WASHINGTON — No one was injured, but three homes were damaged in a house fire on Washington’s W. Main Street Wednesday evening.

According to a release from the Washington Fire Department, firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at 504 W. Main St. at 6:48 p.m.

When they arrived they found the house fully engulfed with fire and firefighters were pulled out of the home when it was ascertained there was no one in the home.

The home was owned by Mike Swartzentruber and Tim Lengacher and was being sold on contract to Victor Diaz. Neighboring homes were in danger of fire and had to be sprayed from above to keep them safe.

The fire department said the house at 502 W. Main St., owned by Ambrose Dant, sustained water and slight smoke damage. A home at 2 N.W. Sixth St., owned by Larry Nolan, had damage to siding. The home on West Main Street was considered a total loss.

Nine off-duty firefighters were called to the fire and the department was on the scene until 9:30 p.m. At 11 p.m., firefighters returned to the scene because the home rekindled and was put out quickly.

A cause of the fire was not named by firefighters, but nothing was considered suspicious. An insurance company investigator has been asked to investigate the cause.

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