CENTERBURG — Central Ohio Joint Fire District firefighters were able to confine a fire to the kitchen of a home in Centerburg on Thursday evening. They got the alarm at 6:27 p.m. and when they arrived on the scene saw fire in the kitchen of the home of Bill and Hazel Coe, 55 N. Union St.
Despite confining the fire to the kitchen, there was heavy smoke and heat damage to the rest of the 1,500-square-foot, one-story structure. The department’s Lt. Dave Miller said they will go back today to determine the cause and origin of the fire.
COJFD called for mutual aid from the Hartford and Porter-Kingston Fire Department for engines, BFT&G at Sunbury for a ladder truck and Delaware County for a medic. Miller said his department had volunteers turn out for the fire and along with firefighters from the other departments had 22 men to share the duties.
They were on the scene for three hours. The Knox County Red Cross assisted the Coes with housing and other needs.