Fire damages Hillsboro home


No injuries; cause still under investigation

By David Wright - dwright@timesgazette.com



Flames are seen bursting through the top of this North East Street home after 3 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters fought the blaze for 25 minutes and kept the fire contained to the attic. There were no reported injuries.

Flames are seen bursting through the top of this North East Street home after 3 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters fought the blaze for 25 minutes and kept the fire contained to the attic. There were no reported injuries.


Photo courtesy of Jeanne Alexander

Two people escaped unscathed as flames burst from the top of a two-story home in Hillsboro in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to authorities.

Lt. Chris Kessinger of Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District said emergency crews were dispatched to 410 N. East St. at 3:20 a.m. on a report of a house fire.

Two individuals left the house as it burned, Kessinger said, and there were no reported injuries.

Crews arrived to find the top of the house on fire with flames coming out of the roof, Kessinger said. The fire was contained to the attic, according to Kessinger, and emergency workers had the blaze out in about 25 minutes.

Kessinger said the damage was “not too bad” overall, with limited smoke damage on the first and second floor, although the attic and roof sustained fire damage.

While the fire appeared to have begun in the attic, Kessinger said it is still under investigation and the cause has not yet been determined.

Kessinger said firefighters from Paint Creek’s Hillsboro and Rainsboro stations responded, and crews with Highland County North Joint Fire and Ambulance District, Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and Ambulance District and Marshall Township Fire Department were dispatched.

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Flames are seen bursting through the top of this North East Street home after 3 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters fought the blaze for 25 minutes and kept the fire contained to the attic. There were no reported injuries.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2018/10/web1_f-house-fire-10-27-2018.jpgFlames are seen bursting through the top of this North East Street home after 3 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters fought the blaze for 25 minutes and kept the fire contained to the attic. There were no reported injuries. Photo courtesy of Jeanne Alexander
No injuries; cause still under investigation

By David Wright

dwright@timesgazette.com