Lima home destroyed in Wednesday evening blaze

LIMA — A Union Street home was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening and an investigation into the incident continues.

Lima firefighters were dispatched at 7:29 p.m. Wednesday to 1433 S. Union St. in response to a residential fire. According to a department spokesman, upon arrival firefighters found smoke and fire coming from the front and rear of the residence. Occupants of the structure had safely evacuated.

The home was deemed a total loss, with damage estimated at $30,000 to the structure and $20,000 to the contents.

The home is owned by Henry Horne. Alvita Chris was the tenant, according to the report.

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