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UPDATE| Garage and residence destroyed by fire

Fire in Meigs County
Fire in Meigs County(john lowe)
Published: Jul. 16, 2020 at 9:19 AM EDT
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UPDATE 7/17/20 @ 2:13 p.m.

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio. (WSAZ) - A garage and a nearby residence were destroyed by a fire.

It happened on State Route 7 in the Tupper Plains area Thursday morning.

According to the Pomeroy Fire Department, the fire started in the garage of one structure and spread to a nearby residence before it was contained.

The state fire marshal has been called in to investigate how it started.

Officials say both buildings are a total loss.

The fire shut down part of State Route 7 which reopened Thursday afternoon.

Fire departments from Athens County also responded.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY 7/16/20 @ 9:19 a.m.

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio. (WSAZ) - State Route 7 is shut down in the Tuppers Plains area due to a structure fire, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

It happened around 9 a.m. Thursday.

Dispatchers with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office says there’s no word on injuries.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

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