The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a possible house fire in the 1300 block of South 6th Street. Three fire companies were paged out to the fire: Three Rivers, Coshocton and Conesville responded to a vacant home with fire showing on the D side. Handlines were pulled and water was streamed into the structure through the roof vents to get to fire which had spread to the attic. A second alarm was requested for additional manpower, bringing West Lafayette, Walhonding, and Jackson Township. With the fresh manpower, overhaul operations in the front room of the home gave additional access to the attic area. Chainsaws were put to use on the D Side to open up the walls where the fire had spread. With the fire contained, firefighters continued to hit a few hot spots. The house had been vacant and was scheduled to be demolished in February. Also assisting on scene was the Coshocton County EMS, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, Coshocton County REACT, and the Salvation Army represented by Tom Dile with snacks and drinks for the firefighters.
– Submitted by Jim McKeever