Fire destroys Bath Township mobile home


BATH TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a mobile home in Bath Township on Saturday.

According to a news release, Bath Township Fire Department crews were called to 4890 Stewart Road at 12:33 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived, they found the mobile home, owned by Troy and Lori Hooks, engulfed in smoke and flames.

The couple, their dog and an adult son got out safely although Lori Hooks was treated at the scene for minor burns.

Winds reaching 20 mph hindered firefighters in bringing the fire under control.

The damage is listed at $25,000 to the mobile home and another $10,000 for the contents.

Additional damage was done to four vehicles and two motorcycles.

The Hooks did not have insurance.

Bath Township Fire was assisted by the Lima Fire Department, American Township Fire Department, the Beaverdam-Richland Fire Department and the Cairo-Monroe Township Fire Department.

The American Red Cross, Allen County Chapter, is helping the family displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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