July 29, 2014

Medina
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Tuesday night fire scorches home in Spencer Twp.

SPENCER TWP. — A structure fire late Tuesday night caused the total loss of a township home.

Spencer firefighters wind down fire operations this morning at a home located at 12561 Chatham Road. The fire started about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and was put out around 4 a.m. today. However, it rekindled shortly after 9 a.m. today. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Spencer firefighters wind down fire operations this morning at a home located at 12561 Chatham Road. The fire started about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and was put out around 4 a.m. today. However, it rekindled shortly after 9 a.m. today. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Firefighters responded in the snow at 11:36 p.m. Tuesday to battle a fire at a home located on property at 12561 Chatham Road.

The cause of the fire is unknown, according to Spencer Community Fire Department chief Scott Schmoll, who noted that firefighters from a half dozen other area agencies helped in battling the blaze.

“We were here until about 4 in the morning. It was a pretty rough one.” said Schmoll, who was at the scene of the fire after it rekindled about 9:10 a.m. today.

About a dozen firefighters from Spencer and Chatham responded this morning to the rekindling of the house fire.

The owner of the home is Simon Yoder, Schmoll said. Residents of the home and firefighters were not injured during the blaze, the chief added.

Schmoll said the Medina County fire marshal is expected to investigate the fire scene later today or sometime Thursday to determine the cause.

Firefighers from departments in Lodi, Lichfield, Chatham and Lafayette were among those who responded to the blaze Tuesday night.

Contact Steve Grazier at (330) 721-4012 or at sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.