LIMA — A house fire in Lima early Wednesday morning caused an estimated $45,000 in damage to the property and contents of the home, resulting in what a fire official termed a total loss.
Firefighters were dispatched at 12:38 a.m. to 1206 E. Second St. in reference to a structure fire. According to a fire department spokesman, the home was engulfed in heavy smoke upon firefighters’ arrival, with flames coming from the roof line of the structure.
Firemen were at the scene for nearly three hours battling the blaze. The residents of the household, whose names were not available Wednesday afternoon, were not home at the time of the incident.
According to the Allen County Auditor’s Office website, the home is owned by Ramos Mayra, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and is valued at $43,500.