Fire damages Lima residence Sunday night

LIMA — A Lima residence suffered tens of thousands of dollars in damage after a fire Sunday night.

According to the Lima Fire Department, a call was received at 10:42 p.m. Sunday about a fire visible from the second story of 1024 W. Wayne St. Crews arrived to find smoke and fire visible from a window. While firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within about 10 minutes of their arrival, they remained at the scene for just over 90 minutes to ensure the fire was totally extinguished.

According to the fire department, none of the residents of the house were injured as a result of the fire. None of the residents knew about the fire, since they were in the garage at the time. The call for the fire came from a neighbor, the department said.

The current estimates for damages are $25,000 in property damage and an additional $10,000 in damage to contents, according to the fire department. Fire damage was limited to one room on the upper floor, but there was smoke and water damage throughout the house.

No cause for the fire was released.

According to the Allen County Auditor’s Office website, the property is owned by Albert Suever and has a total appraised value of $45,200.