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311 Wilson Mills Fire - 11/23/15
On 11/23/15 at 6:37 am, the Chardon Fire Department responded to 311 Wilson Mills Rd. in Chardon City for a reported structure fire. On arrival it was found that flames were coming out of the front of the building at the second floor level.
A boiler room and laundry area sustained heavy damage, as well moderate damage to two adjoining apartments. Much of the north end of the complex sustained smoke damage.
The building has 32 apartments and is home to 45 people. No civilians or firefighters were injured. Two cats and a ferret were rescued by firefighters, one cat perished in the incident.
The Red Cross and building management are working to find temporary housing for the residents.
Due to the occupancy, size of the building, and amount of work that had to be done by firefighters, as well as the cold temperatures, the incident was taken to three alarms. The fire was brought under control in about an hour and a half.
Chardon Fire Department received assistance from the Chardon Police Department and the Hambden, Munson, Chester, Kirtland, Burton, Middlefield, Newbury, Montville, Painesville City, Painesville Township, Mentor, Concord, and Leroy Fire Departments.
Cause of the fire is still under investigation. There is no estimate of dollar loss due to damage at this time.
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