The Chillicothe Fire Department was kept busy Friday and Saturday with at least three fires in the city. The first occurred at MFA Oil in the 900 block of Harvester Road. According to a report from the fire department, waste debris had caught fire in a metal trailer which was parked at the building. It took crews less than 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze. The cause is undetermined at this time.
The second fire was reported at a metal building in the 15000 block of Highway 36. Crews arrived to find smoke and flames pouring out of the structure. Fire Chief Darrell Wright wrote in his report that the fire appeared to be “electrical in nature and started from a light switch mounted to a frame pole.” The damage was contained to the south end of the building and is estimated at $11,000.
Meanwhile, a fire at a garage in the 100 block of J.F.K Avenue is believed to have caused about $15,000 in damage. When crews arrived, they reported finding the structure fully engulfed in flames. Wright said the garage and the vehicle inside it were a total loss. He added that the side of the home suffered extensive damage. The fire was believed to have started in the engine of the vehicle and may have been caused by an electrical short. However, the exact cause is listed as undetermined.
No injuries were reported.