Brush fire spreads to businesses in Tipu City

Tipp City, Ohio (WDTN) – What started as a simple bushfire spread to a building near Tipe City, causing thousands of dollars in damage to local businesses.

Sunday, October. On Jan. 30, Tipp City Fire and Emergency Services crews responded to a reported wildfire just before 4 p.m. A neighbor was burning debris and trash outside when the fire spread to a building on the JL Wood Products property, according to the caller. The caller said he believed the fire was out but needed to inspect the building.

When crews arrived, they saw thick brown smoke billowing from the eaves of the building. Further inspection revealed that the fire had spread to the rear right corner of the building, with about 20% of the interior on fire.

Unfortunately, there were no hydrants within 1,000 feet of the fire, so crews had to transport water in tanker trucks. The fire was brought under control at 5:9 p.m., just over an hour after crews arrived, TCFES said. Crews were on site until 6:30 for salvage and overhaul.

TCFES said the fire was accidental in nature, but caused $35,000 in damage to the building, including $15,000 of its contents.

Personnel from West Milton, Bethel, Vandalia and Castletown, as well as representatives from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, assisted Tip City Fire and Emergency Services.

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