Defiance crews challenged by floods then by fire

Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email

DEFIANCE (WTOL) - First it's flooding, then its fire for emergency crews in Defiance.

A spectacular fire broke out during the lunch hour Thursday, March 12 on Parkview Drive. Flames quickly swallowed up the house, and thick black clouds of smoke could be seen for miles.

Water tankers from four different departments were filled up and brought in to battle the rural blaze.

There is no word on what caused the fire. There were no injuries.

The owner of the house was on vacation out of state.