Virgil Shipley/News A big cloud of smoke hovered over the Kurtis Williams home on Sycamore Road, Wednesday evening, as firefighters fought a fire in an attached garage.

Virgil Shipley/Mount Vernon News

A big cloud of smoke hovered over the Kurtis Williams home on Sycamore Road, Wednesday evening, as firefighters fought a fire in an attached garage. Buy Now

 

CENTERBURG — Fire in a garden tractor is believed to have started a fire in an attached garage on Sycamore Road, Wednesday evening. The Central Ohio Joint Fire District was called to the home of Kurtis Williams at 6812 Sycamore Road, just west of Simmons Church Road, at about 6:17 p.m.

Fire Chief Joe Porter said when they arrived the garage was fully involved but firefighters had the fire under control in about 10 minutes. The home has some fire damage and heavy smoke damage.

Porter said the home has smoke detectors that alerted the family to a fire in the garage.

Fire damage to the tractor with other items in the garage is estimated at $120,000. Damage to the home is estimated at $60,000.

The department received mutual aid from Hartford, Utica, Homer, Porter-Kingston and BST& G departments.

The departments were on the scene about three hours.

 

Virgil Shipley: 740-397-5333 or photos@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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