LIMA — A fire that broke out shortly before midnight Monday caused an estimated $300,000 in damages to a Lima laundromat.
According to a spokesman from the Lima Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched at 11:47 p.m. to the Northview Express Laundry, 138 W. Grand Ave., Lima, after smoke was observed coming from the roof of the structure. Firemen forced entry and found an active fire in a concealed ceiling space above the door.
Investigators were still on the scene Tuesday morning, but the department spokesman said the origin of the blaze was believed to be electrical in nature and was not deemed suspicious.
The business and building, owned by Donald Fischer, sustained $50,000 in structural damage and $250,000 in damages to the contents of the building.