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Sunday, July 5, 2015

UPDATE: Abandoned House Fire Overnight In Butler

On Sunday, July 5 at approximately 2:24 A.M., the Butler Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 407 W. Ohio St..

On arrival, a 2 story, wood frame residential structure was found to be approximately 60% involved in fire.

Due to the large volume of fire and the fact that the structure had been vacant for some time, a defensive exterior attack was initiated to protect exposures.

After a large volume of the fire was controlled, and due to the instability of the structure preventing entry, the ladder truck was brought to he scene for further extinguishment.

The fire was declared under control at approximately 3:52 A.M., with the last units leaving the scene at 6:08 A.M.

He structure of origin sustained heavy fire damage. There was also some damage from radiant heat to the residence at 405 W. Ohio.

Mutual aid was received from Adrian Fire Department. There were no injuries.

Cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.