UPDATED: Blaze strikes house


A fire struck a State Route 730 house southeast of Clarksville on Thursday afternoon. The house now is unsafe, with the roof sagging, said Clinton Warren Joint Fire District and EMS Chief Bob Wysong. He estimated $100,000 damage to the structure and $50,000 to contents. There was no one home other than two dogs when the fire broke out. Both dogs are doing fine, said Wysong, and in the photograph EMS Captain Michele Whipple makes sure this small dog was cozy in the frigid weather. Strong winds fanned the fire and hampered firefighting efforts. Wysong said the fire possibly started in or around a wood stove. The homeowners who lived there are Genevieve Newell and Cherrie Pruitt. Wysong said, “It wasn’t safe to get in there. We were afraid the roof was going to collapse. It dropped down a good foot.” Providing mutual aid were the Wilmington Fire Department and EMS, Chester Township Fire and EMS, and the Blanchester Marion Township Fire District. Assisting with traffic control were the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

A fire struck a State Route 730 house southeast of Clarksville on Thursday afternoon. The house now is unsafe, with the roof sagging, said Clinton Warren Joint Fire District and EMS Chief Bob Wysong. He estimated $100,000 damage to the structure and $50,000 to contents. There was no one home other than two dogs when the fire broke out. Both dogs are doing fine, said Wysong, and in the photograph EMS Captain Michele Whipple makes sure this small dog was cozy in the frigid weather. Strong winds fanned the fire and hampered firefighting efforts. Wysong said the fire possibly started in or around a wood stove. The homeowners who lived there are Genevieve Newell and Cherrie Pruitt. Wysong said, “It wasn’t safe to get in there. We were afraid the roof was going to collapse. It dropped down a good foot.” Providing mutual aid were the Wilmington Fire Department and EMS, Chester Township Fire and EMS, and the Blanchester Marion Township Fire District. Assisting with traffic control were the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

A fire struck a State Route 730 house southeast of Clarksville on Thursday afternoon. The house now is unsafe, with the roof sagging, said Clinton Warren Joint Fire District and EMS Chief Bob Wysong. He estimated $100,000 damage to the structure and $50,000 to contents. There was no one home other than two dogs when the fire broke out. Both dogs are doing fine, said Wysong, and in the photograph EMS Captain Michele Whipple makes sure this small dog was cozy in the frigid weather. Strong winds fanned the fire and hampered firefighting efforts. Wysong said the fire possibly started in or around a wood stove. The homeowners who lived there are Genevieve Newell and Cherrie Pruitt. Wysong said, “It wasn’t safe to get in there. We were afraid the roof was going to collapse. It dropped down a good foot.” Providing mutual aid were the Wilmington Fire Department and EMS, Chester Township Fire and EMS, and the Blanchester Marion Township Fire District. Assisting with traffic control were the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.

A fire struck a State Route 730 house southeast of Clarksville on Thursday afternoon. The house now is unsafe, with the roof sagging, said Clinton Warren Joint Fire District and EMS Chief Bob Wysong. He estimated $100,000 damage to the structure and $50,000 to contents. There was no one home other than two dogs when the fire broke out. Both dogs are doing fine, said Wysong, and in the photograph EMS Captain Michele Whipple makes sure this small dog was cozy in the frigid weather. Strong winds fanned the fire and hampered firefighting efforts. Wysong said the fire possibly started in or around a wood stove. The homeowners who lived there are Genevieve Newell and Cherrie Pruitt. Wysong said, “It wasn’t safe to get in there. We were afraid the roof was going to collapse. It dropped down a good foot.” Providing mutual aid were the Wilmington Fire Department and EMS, Chester Township Fire and EMS, and the Blanchester Marion Township Fire District. Assisting with traffic control were the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.

A fire struck a State Route 730 house southeast of Clarksville on Thursday afternoon. The house now is unsafe, with the roof sagging, said Clinton Warren Joint Fire District and EMS Chief Bob Wysong. He estimated $100,000 damage to the structure and $50,000 to contents. There was no one home other than two dogs when the fire broke out. Both dogs are doing fine, said Wysong, and in the photograph EMS Captain Michele Whipple makes sure this small dog was cozy in the frigid weather. Strong winds fanned the fire and hampered firefighting efforts. Wysong said the fire possibly started in or around a wood stove. The homeowners who lived there are Genevieve Newell and Cherrie Pruitt. Wysong said, “It wasn’t safe to get in there. We were afraid the roof was going to collapse. It dropped down a good foot.” Providing mutual aid were the Wilmington Fire Department and EMS, Chester Township Fire and EMS, and the Blanchester Marion Township Fire District. Assisting with traffic control were the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/02/web1_DSCF2254-2.jpgA fire struck a State Route 730 house southeast of Clarksville on Thursday afternoon. The house now is unsafe, with the roof sagging, said Clinton Warren Joint Fire District and EMS Chief Bob Wysong. He estimated $100,000 damage to the structure and $50,000 to contents. There was no one home other than two dogs when the fire broke out. Both dogs are doing fine, said Wysong, and in the photograph EMS Captain Michele Whipple makes sure this small dog was cozy in the frigid weather. Strong winds fanned the fire and hampered firefighting efforts. Wysong said the fire possibly started in or around a wood stove. The homeowners who lived there are Genevieve Newell and Cherrie Pruitt. Wysong said, “It wasn’t safe to get in there. We were afraid the roof was going to collapse. It dropped down a good foot.” Providing mutual aid were the Wilmington Fire Department and EMS, Chester Township Fire and EMS, and the Blanchester Marion Township Fire District. Assisting with traffic control were the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/02/web1_DSCF2252-2.jpgGary Huffenberger | News Journal

A fire struck a State Route 730 house southeast of Clarksville on Thursday afternoon. The house now is unsafe, with the roof sagging, said Clinton Warren Joint Fire District and EMS Chief Bob Wysong. He estimated $100,000 damage to the structure and $50,000 to contents. There was no one home other than two dogs when the fire broke out. Both dogs are doing fine, said Wysong, and in the photograph EMS Captain Michele Whipple makes sure this small dog was cozy in the frigid weather. Strong winds fanned the fire and hampered firefighting efforts. Wysong said the fire possibly started in or around a wood stove. The homeowners who lived there are Genevieve Newell and Cherrie Pruitt. Wysong said, “It wasn’t safe to get in there. We were afraid the roof was going to collapse. It dropped down a good foot.” Providing mutual aid were the Wilmington Fire Department and EMS, Chester Township Fire and EMS, and the Blanchester Marion Township Fire District. Assisting with traffic control were the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/02/web1_woman-and-a-pup-2.jpgA fire struck a State Route 730 house southeast of Clarksville on Thursday afternoon. The house now is unsafe, with the roof sagging, said Clinton Warren Joint Fire District and EMS Chief Bob Wysong. He estimated $100,000 damage to the structure and $50,000 to contents. There was no one home other than two dogs when the fire broke out. Both dogs are doing fine, said Wysong, and in the photograph EMS Captain Michele Whipple makes sure this small dog was cozy in the frigid weather. Strong winds fanned the fire and hampered firefighting efforts. Wysong said the fire possibly started in or around a wood stove. The homeowners who lived there are Genevieve Newell and Cherrie Pruitt. Wysong said, “It wasn’t safe to get in there. We were afraid the roof was going to collapse. It dropped down a good foot.” Providing mutual aid were the Wilmington Fire Department and EMS, Chester Township Fire and EMS, and the Blanchester Marion Township Fire District. Assisting with traffic control were the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal