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Fire destroys Milne Street home

Courtney Astolfi • Aug 14, 2014 at 11:48 PM


 A fire gutted a home in the 400 block of Milne Street Thursday evening.

Sandusky firefighters were called to the house shortly after 8 p.m., after a nearby resident reported a large fire.

By the time emergency responders got to the scene, the residence was completely engulfed, Sandusky fire Capt. Mario D'Amico said.

The home's resident was inside when the blaze broke out, but managed to escape without injury, officials said.

The home ignited quickly, according to witnesses, though firefighters were still unsure of its cause late Thursday night.

D'Amico's team of about a dozen firefighters were met with a fully-involved fire when they arrived, and thus had to initially tackle the blaze without entering the home.

They doused it with water, and were able to knock the flames down within a handful of minutes.

Emergency responders were then left to contend with lingering hotspots in the home's siding and insulation.

D'Amico believes no personal possessions will likely be salvageable, as the fire ate up most of the home's contents.

At one point, firefighters forced entry into a neighboring home to verify the fire had not spread, and to check for anyone inside. Luckily, firefighters found no signs of either.

The fire is still under investigation, and a cause could be determined in the coming days. 

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