Blaze damages Pierce Street row house

SANDUSKY A Pierce Street row house was severely damaged in an early-morning fire the owner calls sus
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

A Pierce Street row house was severely damaged in an early-morning fire the owner calls suspicious.

The fire started at 2 a.m. and took firefighters from Sandusky and Perkins nearly two hours to control. Fire officials finished putting out hot spots at 8 a.m.

The building's owner Holly "Peggy" J. Mayo, a local bail bondswoman, said one of the tenants living in the home, 1240-34 Pierce St., was one of her clients and had made threats against her.

Sandusky Fire Capt. Jim Green said the fire is under investigation. He estimated the damages at $70,000, but said that was a "low ball guess."

Green said the units in the home all share the same attic. He said the fire spread quickly through the attic.

The tenant and his girlfriend were the only resident in the home, Green said, and the man was not at home when the fire started.

Mayo said Sandusky fire officials would not tell her much about their investigation.

"They won't tell me anything. They told me to come speak to the fire chief on Monday. And I have to speak to police detectives on Tuesday," Mayo said.