The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a kitchen fire with everyone out of the house. The Three Rivers Fire Department responded to the 3100 block of State Route 541, as did Coshocton and West Lafayette. Upon arrival, units found the home fully involved and fire had already burnt through the roof. Coshocton used their deck gun to quickly get water on the fire, which had spread completely throughout the home; fire units went defensive. Several handlines were pulled and firefighters surrounded the home. As progress was being made, a second alarm was requested for manpower, bringing Conesville, Walhonding Valley and Jackson Township. After mop up operations were completed, the home was declared a total loss with a probable cause being the woodburner. Also assisting were Coshocton County EMS, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, Coshocton County REACT, and the Salvation Army.

– Submitted by Jim McKeever