At 5:24 yesterday evening, the Athens FD, Richland Area VFD, Amesville VFD, and Athens County EMS were dispatched for smoke coming from a structure at 10 Hope Drive Athens.
Upon arrival, smoke was discovered coming from the attic area. Firefighters quickly found and extinguished the fire located in a back office area, confining it to the room of origin. The building was unoccupied at the time. No injuries to report.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, with damages estimated at $75,000.
The Athens Fire Department would like to thank the following for their assistance:
Richland Area VFD
Athens County EMS
Athens Metropolitan Housing Authority
Be careful, and remember to check your smoke detectors regularly.
Chief Robert J. Rymer
Athens Fire Department