One person dead in Sunday evening Lima apartment fire


LIMA — A person whose identity has not yet been revealed died in a Sunday night house fire in Lima.

According to a spokesman for the Lima Fire Department, firefighters responded at 9:13 p.m. Sunday to 1050 MacKenzie Drive in response to a report of a person possible still inside a burning apartment building.

Upon their arrival firefighters found smoke coming from the structure and forced their way inside, where they found a victim deceased in the bathroom of the apartment. A fire was burning in a bedroom, where firefighters also found a portable oxygen tank and smoking materials, according to the LFD spokesman.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office was contacted and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No additional information was provided Monday morning.

Damage to the structure, owned by Rebecca Apartments of Lima Ltd., was set at $10,000.

Crews from the American Township Fire Department provided mutual aid at the scene.

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