April 19, 2014

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Early-morning fire scorches large portion of Medina apartment complex

MEDINA — An apartment fire early Thursday morning on Birch Hill Drive displaced two families.

Medina firefighters check out the scene of a second-floor apartment fire this morning at 570 Birch Hill Drive. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Medina Fire Chief Bob Painter said the blaze scorched the second story of at least two apartments at Autumn Run at Crosspointe, 570 Birch Hill Drive.
“We had the roof and two apartments fully engulfed,” Painter said.

The cause of the fire, which started about 4:10 a.m., is under investigation, he said.

There were no injuries to family members or to firefighters who battled the blaze, the chief said.

Painter said firefighters had the fire under control in about 90 minutes. He did not know the names of the families who were displaced by the fire.

“Our biggest hurdle was the cold weather and icy conditions in the morning,” the chief said. “Thankfully, everyone got out safe.”

Medina firefighters were assisted at the scene by firefighters from the townships of Medina, Lafayette, York and Brunswick Hills, Painter said.

  • Cups Cafe

    To the families and individuals displaced by this devastating fire:nnCups Cafe is here for you. Stop in for warmth, food and drink, and rest for your soul. We have 4 ADA restrooms, a lounge, and plenty of parking. You are welcome at Cups. Today we’re serving Spaghetti & garlic bread and it’s free! Google Cups Cafe for location and hours.

  • Jessica

    God bless you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1337444821 Nancy Lohnes Jewitt

    does anyone know if and where they are collecting donations for the displaced families?? i have been asked by LOTS of wonderful people that are willing to help, we just need to know where to take it…

  • Mark Weber

    There is going to be a fundraiser for this at The Corkscrew Saloon. For more information go to: http://www.PetThePooch.com nYou can click on the link on the left hand side to find out more information or contact Ryan at the Corkscrew Saloon or Mark Weber at 330-461-4653.