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At approximately 1:12 AM the Athens Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire at 300 W. State St.
Upon arrival, a working fire was discovered in the front room and hallway which extended to the second floor. Crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly.
The occupants of the involved apartment were not home at the time. All other occupants of the apartment building evacuated safely.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Damage is estimated at $120,000 for the structure and contents.
We would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance:
Athens Police Department
Athens County EMS
The Plains VFD
Athens County 911
American Red Cross