April 23, 2020

Bath Township Fire Department responded to a report of a mobile home on fire at 2145 N. Dixie Hwy. Lot #109, Lima, Ohio, in Bath Township at 2:53 P.M.

Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy fire in the rear bedroom of the structure. The fire was knocked down within about 10 minutes.

The mobile home is rented by Debra Moreno and is owned by Brandi Orwig of Lancaster, KY. Ms. Moreno and her grandson were home at the time of the fire and escaped with no injuries.

Fire Chief Joseph Kitchen estimates the damage to be $4,000 to the structure and $2,000 to the contents. The renter advised she has no insurance and the owner reported that she is also uninsured.

No fire department personnel were injured. Lima Fire Department and the Lafayette-Jackson Township Fire Department assisted at the scene of the fire.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time and remains under investigation, however, it is not suspicious.

Firefighters were on the scene for about two hours. The tenant is being assisted by the Allen County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Contact person: Joseph Kitchen, Fire Chief: 419-221-0550

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