Two-alarm fire in Lima causes extensive damage


LIMA —A two-alarm morning fire in Lima Tuesday morning caused $15,000 in damages to a dwelling on North Elizabeth Street.

Lima firefighters were dispatched at 10:51 a.m. to 999 N. Elizabeth St. in response to a call reporting smoke coming from the eaves of a residence there. Upon arrival, firemen found a fire in the kitchen that is believed to have originated in the area of the range. The fire was quickly extinguished, but the kitchen was “totally damaged” and there was significant smoke damage throughout the home, according to a department spokesman.

Damage to the structure was set at $15,000, with an additional $10,000 in damage to the contents.

The owner of the dwelling, Patience Jackson, was not a home at the time of the incident.

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