Officials: Electrical Issues Caused House Fire on Dixie Highway

(MITCHELL) – Marion Twp. was dispatched to a medical call on Burton Cemetery Road when the call for a house fire at 2700 Block of Dixie Highway came in around 10:50 a.m. Thursday morning.

Firefighters from Marion, Mitchell and Shawswick Fire Departments responded to the 2700 block of Dixie Highway for a house fire.

Shawswick Fire Department was dispatched as automatic mutual aid and the Mitchell Fire Department was dispatched for additional manpower.

Upon arrival, firefighters found the flames visible on the northside of the residence.

A supply line being stretched from a hydrant at Yockey Road and Dixie Highway intersection

“The fire hydrant being located close to the residence was a great asset. Tanker shuttles usually take a while to drive back and forth to a fill point and return to the scene,” stated Marion Twp. Fire Chief Paul Gillespie.

Tanker shuttles usually take firefighters some time in getting water to a blaze. A nearby fire hydrant saved time in getting the blaze under control.

“A supply hose was connected to the hydrant and the hydrant was able to free flow the water supply we needed,” Chief Gillespie added.

No injuries were reported while battling today’s fire.

There were no injuries while battling the blaze. The homeowner’s son was home at the time of the fire. Investigators believe electricity arcing in the ceiling of a bedroom started the fire.

The home was heavily damaged by fire, smoke, and water.

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