Defiance Fire

Fire­fight­ers bat­tled flames in Defi­ance County on Wednes­day morn­ing.

The Cres­cent News says fire­fight­ers from Tif­fin, Jew­ell and South Rich­land town­ships were called out just after 9 Wednes­day morn­ing to a fire on Mekus Road that orig­i­nated in a well pump build­ing, then spread to a nearby out­build­ing.

The cause of the fire is still being inves­ti­gated, but they think it may have been caused by a build up of nat­ural gas in the well.

Flames dam­aged a lawn mower and some small tools in the out­build­ing. The loss is esti­mated at between $9,000 and $10,000 for prop­erty and contents.

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