Rossford duplex demolished after catching fire twice in 1 night - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Rossford duplex demolished after catching fire twice

ROSSFORD, OHIO (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) -

On Monday night and early Tuesday morning, crews responded to a pair of fires at a Rossford duplex in the 400 block of Glenwood Road.

The first fire started in the chimney. Firefighters thought they had all the hot spots cooled.

"Just one small spot that you miss, you know, it can sit there and smolder, and unfortunately, this is the result," said Fire Chief James Verbosky.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday, crews received a call saying the building was on fire for the second time that night. Crews arrived to see thick smoke and flames already through the roof. Fire crews said they have never seen flames that big in the past. The duplex was a total loss, but no injuries were reported.

All 11 people, including five children, who lived inside were evacuated a few hours before the flames erupted for the last time. The Red Cross is assisting those families with food and clothing.

There is no word on official causes yet.

The building has been demolished. Surrounding roads are expected to be closed until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Mobile users, click on the "video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now.  All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Construction for first marijuana dispensary underway in Gibsonburg

    Construction for first marijuana dispensary underway in Gibsonburg

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:08:34 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    Construction is now underway for one of the first medicinal marijuana facilities in the Gibsonburg area. The Standard Wellness Company was awarded one of Ohio's cultivation licenses for medicinal marijuana. Their location is in Gibsonburg, Ohio, as many local municipalities voted to keep facilities out, Gibsonburg wanted the industry. The 50,000 square foot facility is expected to create at least 20 to 30 new jobs. Also, village administration said having another tenant in their ind...More >>
    Construction is now underway for one of the first medicinal marijuana facilities in the Gibsonburg area. The Standard Wellness Company was awarded one of Ohio's cultivation licenses for medicinal marijuana. Their location is in Gibsonburg, Ohio, as many local municipalities voted to keep facilities out, Gibsonburg wanted the industry. The 50,000 square foot facility is expected to create at least 20 to 30 new jobs. Also, village administration said having another tenant in their ind...More >>
  • First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Chance of rain tonight, Thursday

    First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Chance of rain tonight, Thursday

    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    A chance of rain is expected late tonight and Tuesday. A northeast breeze off the lake will make for much cooler weather with highs in the 50s.

    More >>

    A chance of rain is expected late tonight and Tuesday. A northeast breeze off the lake will make for much cooler weather with highs in the 50s.

    More >>
  • Newest Metropark officially joins the list of parks in the Toledo area

    Newest Metropark officially joins the list of parks in the Toledo area

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:24:45 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The Howard Marsh Metropark is the largest and most complex project in Metroparks Toledo's history.

    More >>

    The Howard Marsh Metropark is the largest and most complex project in Metroparks Toledo's history.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly