LIMA — A two-alarm house fire caused $15,000 damage to a Lima home on Monday.
The Lima Fire Department Central Station was dispatched to 659 Runyan Ave., Lima. The fire was caused when a ring was stuck in a lamp socket, according to Lima Fire Department Capt. Kevin Clark. The fire spread from the lamp to the couch and continued to spread throughout the first level of the home.
Firefighters arrived on at the scene at 2:38 p.m. and were able to extinguish the fire before it damaged the entire home. Only the first level of the home was affected. Damages are estimated at $15,000, Clark said. The value of the house is $51,500, according to Allen County Auditor’s Office website. The home is owned by Kelsey Conaway.
A resident and her two children were able to safely evacuate from the home without any injuries.