CONTINENTAL — A home renter and a dog escaped a house fire early Friday morning without injuries in Continental.
The fire broke out at 2:08 a.m. Friday at 405 N. Fourth St., which is at the corner of North Fourth and West Grove streets, according to Steve Elkins, Continental fire chief.
According to GIS records, the home is owned by Michael Dotson. The property and land is valued at $50,730.
“A smoke alarm alerted the female homeowner, Danielle Nash, about the fire and she went across the street to her neighbors and they called 9-1-1,” Elkins said. Nash and her dog escaped the fire without injuries, according to Elkins.
Continental, Kalida and Oakwood fire departments responded to the fire, and it took approximately an hour and a half for firefighters to extinguish the fire.
The home’s windows were broken out and yellow and black caution tape was wrapped around the home that said “Fire line do not cross.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation and Elkins said he and the state fire marshal were on scene Friday afternoon investigating.
“The flames did extensive damage to the inside and outside of the home,” Elkins said. There was damage from smoke, water and fire in the kitchen area, bathroom, bedroom and living area that received most of the damage.”
He said it is important for homeowners and renters to check their smoke detectors once a year.
Reach Jennifer Peryam at 567-242-0362.