Rittman: Man escapes fire out of second story window

8:54 AM, Jun 27, 2013   |    comments
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RITTMAN-- After a fire engulfed the entire front of his house, a man's only option was to escape out of a second story window.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., the Rittman Fire Department was notified of a fire at 82 E. Ohio Ave.

Orville, Wadsworth, Chippewa Township, and Sterling Fire Departments also reported to the scene for assistance.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation but Fire Chief Sweigert believes that it was accidental. No one was injured in the fire.

Chief Sweigert believes that if it was not for the working fire alarm, the man residing in the house might not have known the fire started until much later.


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