2-alarm fire deals tens of thousands of dollars in damages to Sidney home

SIDNEY — A fully-involved shed fire spread to a nearby house, costing the owners tens of thousands of dollars in damages Tuesday afternoon.

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Sidney firefighters were dispatched to the 3200 block of Knoop-Johnston Road at 2:20 p.m. on reports of a structure fire, a spokesperson for the department stated. Firefighters from Lockington, Port Jefferson, and Anna assisted the Sidney Fire Department with the first-alarm call.

Upon arrival, firefighters at the scene reported the fully engulfed shed fire spread into the house.

“Crews completed an aggressive exterior attack, along with an interior attack, and search of the house,” the spokesperson said. “Crews confirmed all occupants of the house had safely evacuated.”

The alarm was then upgraded to a second-alarm with firefighters from Kettlersville-Van Buren Township, Houston, and Fletcher responding, the spokesperson said.

Pioneer Electric disabled the electric to the home to prevent a larger hazard.

Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with communications, traffic, and the water fill site.

There were no reported injuries during the fire. Damage is estimated at $30,000.

Sidney Fire is leading the investigation into the cause of the fire. It is currently not known what caused the fire.

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