Firefighters worked to quickly knockout the fire on Mulberry Avenue, keeping it from spreading to other homes. Submitted photo.

POMEROY, Ohio – An early morning fire had firefighters busy for several hours in Pomeroy.

According to the Pomeroy Fire Department, on June 28, 2018 at approximately 12:50 a.m., multiple stations responded to the fire on Mulberry Avenue. Responding in addition to Pomeroy were Middleport and Rutland Fire Departments.

Crews work to quickly knock out the blaze. Submitted photo.

Upon arrival of crews, heavy fire conditions were found on the front porch and front exterior of an unoccupied residence at 173 Mulberry Avenue, with other nearby exposures threatened. Personnel alerted the neighbors to evacuate their residence while Pomeroy Pumper 1 used their deck gun to knock down the heavy flames. Pomeroy Ladder 2 was positioned to use the aerial ladder and hand lines, while P1 established a hydrant connection near the old Sugar Run Mill. Crews from Station 1 and 10 made entry into the residence to perform an interior attack. A quick knockdown was made and crews from Pomeroy, Middleport and Rutland performed overhaul, ventilation, and secured utilities as personnel extinguished any remaining fire. No injuries were reported by any first responders on-scene.

Responding to the scene were 30 firefighters, and the following apparatus: Pomeroy Pumpers 1&3-Ladder 2-Rescue 4, Middleport Engine 13-Rescue 17, Rutland Engine 42-Rescue 44, Meigs EMS, the Pomeroy and Middleport Police Departments, and American Electric Power. The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office has been called to investigate the blaze.