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Published: Monday, 11/14/2011

3 overnight fires keep Toledo crews busy

BLADE STAFF

Toledo fire crews fought three house fires in North Toledo and the central city overnight, authorities said Monday morning.

There were no reports of injuries, according to the Toledo Fire Department.

About 10:32 p.m. Sunday, fire crews responded to a house fire at 3353 Elm St. near East Manhattan Boulevard in North Toledo. Firefighters had it under control within 20 minutes, firefighters said.

At 1:25 a.m. Monday, a fire was reported at a house at 832 Buffalo St. near Greenbelt Parkway and I-280, also in North Toledo. The first crews at the scene reported that the fire had spread to a house next door. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 1:50 a.m., according to the fire department.

Finally, about 2:24 a.m., a smaller fire broke out at 547 Spring St. near Mettler and Mulberry streets in central Toledo. Fire crews extinguished the fire and left the scene by 4:26 a.m., firefighters said. The home was built in 1917 and the owner is listed on the auditor’s Web site as Tarimona Hicks.

The Lucas County Auditor’s Web site lists Bret Foltz as the owner of the two-story, wood frame house at 3353 Elm; Kamiesha Souza as the owner of the two-story, wood frame house at 832 Buffalo, and Tarimona Hicks as the owner of the 1 1/2-story wood frame house at 547 Spring. The houses were built in 1912, 1897, and 1917 respectively.

Fire damage estimates were unavailable. The causes of the fires were under investigation.



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