Adams County saw two fires over the course of the Memorial Day Weekend over the span of four days.
On Tuesday, May 27 a structure fire at 3550 state Route 125, 3 miles outside of Decatur brought out fire departments. Dispatch called out at 12:01 p.m. Multiple stations responded to the scene due to the size of the blaze, including Station 18 of West Union, Station 17 of Wayne Township, Station 13 of Manchester, and Station 25 of Byrd Township in Brown County.
First responders battled the blaze until approximately 2 p.m. No one is reported to have been taken to the hospital. The mobile home was completely destroyed in the blaze.
The fire is reported to have started in the east side of the mobile home and spread to the rest of the structure from there. Jeremy Young owns the property, and Tabby Sweet is the current occupant. Sweet was due to vacate the premises the following day. The fire marshal is investigating the fire.
On Saturday, May 24, the Seaman Fire Department and Life Squad in conjunction with the Peebles Life Squad responded to a fire at 651 Greenbrier Road at 2:50 p.m. A hot water heater had started a small fire, which was contained to the room with the water heater by the first responders.
No visible damage was caused to the outside of the structure. The room with the water heater, though, was blackened heavily, according to first responders. None of the occupants were transported by ambulance.
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