JTFD reports pair of recent fires


The Jerome Township Division of Fire kept busy during a stormy holiday weekend.
Fire Chief Douglas Stewart said the department responded to two fires caused by lightning strikes over the course of one night.
At approximately 7 p.m. Monday, Stewart said crews were dispatched to Currier Road on a report of a barn that was struck by lightning.
“Crews found some minor damage inside the barn and the fire was out upon arrival,” Stewart said.
Several hours later, at approximately 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Stewart said crews were dispatched to another structure reportedly struck by lightning.
He said crews responded to the building at 8108 Harriot Road before learning the address is in the portion of the road located in Delaware County. Stewart explained that the same road is called Scioto Road while still in Union County.
Regardless, when Jerome Township crews arrived, he said they found a house that “had been struck by lightning and had heavy fire in the attic space of a two-story home.”
Stewart said crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire, but were on the scene until approximately 5 a.m.
Neither fire resulted in any injuries.
The Jerome Township Division of Fire was assisted by the Concord Township, Washington Township, Scioto Township and Liberty Township fire departments.

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