Separate fires damaged a 12-unit apartment building in southwest Toledo and a single-family house in central Toledo within about 10 minutes of each other early today, authorities said.
No one was injured in either fire, according to the Toledo Fire Department.
All residents had fled unhurt when fire crews arrived about 3:28 a.m. at the apartment building at 2611 Briar Lane, off Heatherdowns Boulevard, where they found heavy flames in the attic of a four-unit section of the building, fire Lt. Larry Armstrong said.
Firefighters brought the blaze under control in about 30 minutes, the lieutenant said. An arson investigator was summoned to the scene, and as of noontime the fire’s cause remained undetermined with no damage estimate available.
The American Red Cross Greater Toledo Area Chapter assisted the occupants with accommodations, the lieutenant said.
No one was home when firefighters arrived at 3389 Woodrow Blvd. to fight a small kitchen fire that was called in at 3:34 a.m. Lieutenant Armstrong said the fire appeared to have begun on the stove and was brought under control within 10 minutes.
No damage estimate was available, and the fire’s precise cause remained to be determined.
Lucas County land records list the two-story wood frame house, built in 1920, as belonging to Esther and Homer Willis.