Flames have forced a Defiance family from their home.
The Defiance Fire Department was called out to 800 Jackson Avenue and mutual aid was provided by firefighters from Noble Township and Highland Township fire departments. Also assisting was the Defiance County chapter of the America Red Cross.
Investigators say the fire appears to have started at the rear of the single-family, two-story home. Damage was estimated at approximately $80,000.
One man was taken to ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital for smoke inhalation.
No cause for the blaze has been determined.