Vacant home destroyed in Buford blaze


No injuries; cause of fire undetermined

By David Wright - dwright@civitasmedia.com



A structure fire in Buford Monday afternoon had crews from five fire departments battling the flames.


A structure fire in Buford Monday afternoon saw five different fire departments fighting the blaze and utility crews on scene to remove power lines.

Crews from the Mt. Orab Fire Department, Sardinia Fire Department, Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and Ambulance District, Southern Highland Volunteer Fire Department and the Fayetteville Fire Department responded to a lot just north of the intersection of State Routes 134 and 138 in Buford after a two-story house caught on fire there.

The blaze destroyed the home and burned a portion of a barn on the property, causing a small explosion that a spokesperson with the Mt. Orab Fire Department attributed to a can of propane or aerosol spray.

Utility crews also responded to remove power lines that had fallen on the road.

According the spokesperson, the house was vacant at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries.

The spokesperson said the cause of the fire had yet to be determined.

SR 134 at Buford was closed for much of the afternoon, reopening around 5 p.m.

Reach David Wright at 937-402-2570, or on Twitter @DavidWrighter.

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A structure fire in Buford Monday afternoon had crews from five fire departments battling the flames.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/04/web1_bufordfire3.jpgA structure fire in Buford Monday afternoon had crews from five fire departments battling the flames.

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No injuries; cause of fire undetermined

By David Wright

dwright@civitasmedia.com