Video of the Linn Road fire in Liberty on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019
Photo: Michael D. Pitman/Staff
Photo: Michael D. Pitman/Staff

3 people — and 2 dogs — safe after early morning Liberty Twp. fire

Fire crews were dispatched just before 8 a.m. today for the fire at 7273 Linn Road. Liberty Twp. Fire Chief Ethan Klussman said flames were visible out of the back of the home when the first engine arrived.

“Our first initial engine did a good job knocking down the flames,” he said. “We got here quickly … it took us about 20 minutes to get it under control.”

All three occupants, and two dogs, made it out of the home without injury, Klussman said.

“Right now we’re just overhauling to make sure we got all the hot spots,” the chief said, about an hour after crews were dispatched. He said investigators are still determining what caused the fire, as well as the origin “but it looks like (it started) somewhere near the back of the house.”

Klussman said fire investigators will have a cause determined in about a week, and damage to the the dwelling should be known later today.

West Chester and Fairfield townships and the city of Monroe assisted Liberty Twp. in battling the fire.

Liberty Twp. fire crews, aided by three neighboring fire departments, responded to an early morning fire on Sunday, Feb. 3 in the 7200 block of Linn Road. The fire took about 20 minutes to extinguish, but three people were displaced. No injuries were reported.
Photo: Staff Writer

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