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Fire destroys home in Middleport

Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 3:35 PM EST
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MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - A family says they are blessed to be alive Monday evening after escaping a fire that ripped though their home.

The fire started in the garage, according to the homeowner Charlie Kitchen who was working outside of the garage when he first saw flames.

The fire quickly spread to the house, but Kitchen says his wife and son were able to escape unharmed.

According to the Middleport fire chief the cause of the fire seems to be electrical.
According to the Middleport fire chief the cause of the fire seems to be electrical.(WSAZ)

According to the Middleport Fire Chief, the cause of the fire seems to be electrical.

The garage and house are a total loss.

The Kitchens’ have lived in the home for 40 years and say it hurt to see the home in flames. However, the family agrees the most important thing was that everyone escaped safely. They’re staying with family members.

It took five departments more than an hour to put the fire out.

The fire chief says it’s been a tough week, just last Monday the house across the street caught fire seriously injuring a woman.

Crews are still on scene of the fire along Second Avenue and Hamilton Street, making sure it doesn’t rekindle.

No one was hurt fighting the fire.

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MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - Fire crews were called to knock down massive flames reported at a home in Middleport, Ohio Monday.

Officials confirm that the fire began at a home along Second Avenue and Hamilton Street.

Everyone inside the home managed to get out safely, officials say.

No other information has been released at this time.

Firefighters fight flames at home along Second Avenue in Meigs County, Ohio.
Firefighters fight flames at home along Second Avenue in Meigs County, Ohio.(Middleport Police Chief)

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