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Published: Saturday, 9/17/2011

East Toledo fire probed as suspect, official says


Fire investigators suspect an East Toledo apartment fire Friday was arson, battalion Chief James Price said.

The blaze started in apartment No. 2 of the four-apartment building at 24 Poplar St. It was reported just after 4 a.m.

Fire Lt. Matt Hertzfeld said the fire started near the unit's front entrance and spread to a couch before destroying the apartment. There was fire damage to one other unit and smoke damage in the remaining two apartments.

Fire officials estimated damage at $150,000. According to the Lucas County auditor's Web site, the building was bought in December by Lad Properties, which has a Fremont mailing address.

The American Red Cross provided food and clothing assistance to three adults and a child who were occupants, said Jason Copsey, spokesman for the Greater Toledo Area Chapter.

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