2 condos uninhabitable after fire in Shelby Co.

Published: Sunday, July 29, 2018 @ 9:41 AM
Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2018 @ 2:06 PM

Firefighters battle apartment fire in Shelby Co.

UPDATE @ 2:06 p.m.:

Firefighters were dispatched to the three-unit condominium fire for a grill on fire behind the middle unit, but the official cause is undetermined, according to a press release from the Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

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No one was home at the time of the fire. 

Firefighters found the single-story, three-unit condominium with heavy fire in the rear of the middle unit that extended into the attic, according to the release.

The fire was contained to two of the three units.

The two units had heavy fire damage to the attic, and the third had smoke and water damage.

Anna Fire Department, Lockington Fire Department, and all off duty firefighters were requested to respond.

DP&L was called to the scene to secure the power to the condominiums.

Damage estimates have not been determined. 

UPDATE @ 11:59 a.m.:

A three-unit condominium fire is currently under investigation in Sidney, according to Chief Brad Jones of the Sidney Fire Department.

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The fire appeared to have started in the rear of the middle unit and spread to the other two units, Jones said.

(Jake Minesinger)

There have been no reports of human or animal injuries at this time, said Jones.

Two of the units are not habitable, and investigators are working to learn how much damage was caused.

The cause of the fire was not released. 

UPDATE @ 10:49 a.m.:

The fire at a Sidney condominium is out and crews are currently cleaning up.

A garage attached to one of the apartments had caved in with a vehicle in it. 

The cause of the fire remains unknown currently.


Firefighters including all off-duty Sidney firefighters were called to the scene of a condominium fire in Sidney Sunday.

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Crews were dispatched to the 1100 block of Westwood Drive on reports of a well involved fire around 9 a.m.

(Jake Minesinger)

Initial reports indicated the fire had spread to adjoining addresses.

All structures nearby have reportedly been evacuated.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this page as more information becomes available.