At 9:06 a.m. on January 27, 2021, firefighters were dispatched to 722 Clinton Avenue for a structure fire with people still inside.
On arrival, firefighters found a two-story single-family home with smoke showing from the eaves.
Firefighters entered the structure and completed a coordinated fire attack and search. Firefighters located the fire in a second floor bedroom, and extinguishment was completed within a couple minutes of arrival
It was confirmed on arrival that all occupants were out of the residence by police officers.
The total loss to the property is estimated at $15,000 and to contents $5,000.
A Box Alarm was dispatched to recall all off duty Sidney firefighters as well as Anna Fire Department, Lockington Fire Department and Perry Port Salem Rescue Squad. Mutual Aid departments were cancelled due to the quick extinguishment of the fire.
During the fire off duty firefighters handled two medic calls.
Vectren was called to the scene to secure the gas and DP&L to secure the power.
Investigation by the Sidney Fire Department Investigation Team has determined that the cause of the fire is electrical in nature.
Eric P. Barhorst, Asst. Chief