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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Structure Fire at 1283 Wapakoneta Avenue

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 8:38 p.m. on May 24, 2023, Sidney firefighters were dispatched to 1283 Wapakoneta Avenue for a structure fire. 

Sidney Fire was dispatched on the initial alarm. A box alarm was called to recall off-duty Sidney firefighters, as well as Lockington Fire, Anna Fire, and Piqua Fire. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found a fire in a commercial building occupied by Elsner Painting.

Crews forced entry through a man door and initiated an interior fire attack while simultaneously positioning the aerial apparatus to gain access to the attic space.

The fire loss to the property is estimated $175,000.

AES and Center Point were called to the scene to secure the utilities. The Salvation Army also responded for canteen services for the emergency personnel on scene.   

No injuries were noted to civilians or firefighters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Sidney Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit. 

Lt. R. Slife

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