10/3/13 – 3:50 p.m.
10/4/13 – 5:03 a.m. UPDATE
Findlay Firefighters responded to a house fire Thursday morning on Bernard Ave. When crews arrived at about 6:40 a.m. the house at 1017 Bernard Ave. was completely engulfed in flames. The Findlay Fire Department says five people were able to escape the blaze, and some of them suffered minor injuries. The fire also claimed the lives of the family’s three pets.
Battalion Chief Brian Sanders says the home’s living room and kitchen were gutted, and the rest of the house sustained heat damage. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
The Hancock County chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the residents by providing housing, food, clothing and comfort kits.
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