German Twp. house destroyed by overnight fire

UPDATE @2:10 a.m. Firefighters battled cold weather and slick conditions as they battled a house fire overnight.

The fire was reported shortly before 11:20 p.m. in the 8000 block of Boomershine Road in German Twp. Fire crews said a yellow glow was visible from the fire from a mile away, and the house was fully engulfed when they arrived on scene.

Mutual aid was called from three departments since there aren’t any hydrants in the area, officials said. Despite several tankers coming to the scene, crews had to go back to Germantown to get more water, which added to the time it took to put the fire out.

Crews also battled weather conditions — officials said the cold temperatures, the slick driveway from freezing water and snow on the ground made stretching lines more difficult.

No one was injured, and the homeowner arrived on scene as crews were battling the blaze. A dog was also able to escape without injury.

The state fire marshal has been contacted to conduct an investigation.

UPDATE @1:26 a.m.

A German Twp. house was destroyed by an overnight fire.

Multiple tankers were called from several jurisdictions to battle the fire, which is in a rural area. Crews went defensive on the house, and it appears to be a total loss.

Initial reports indicate no one was injured.

FIRST REPORT

Multiple crews from two counties were called late Thursday to a report of an engulfed house near Germantown.

The fire was reported shortly before 11:20 p.m. in the 8000 block of Boomershine Road in German Twp.