Neffs Fire Department News

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early morning accident     5 December, 2007, 05:56 pm
Photo by John McCabe Neffs firefighters work to stabilize the driver of this red minivan following an accident early this morning on Interstate 470 west in Ohio. According to a man who witnessed the accident, the van was traveling at a high rate of speed when it slid out of control, traveling across the highway and hitting the bank on the right-hand side of the interstate. The van then flipped over, landing back on its wheels facing the roadway. The driver’s injuries did not appear to be serious.

Bellaire Fire Requires Response From 15 Departments     2 December, 2007, 00:59 am

Bellaire Fire Requires Response From 15 Departments 1 December, 2007, 11:57 pm

BELLAIRE — Community members already are helping two businesses recover from a Saturday fire that destroyed the building they occupied.

The blaze that consumed a Belmont Street building reportedly was the largest the village had seen in recent years. At least 15 different fire departments responded with more than 100 firefighters for a fire that completely destroyed the structure and two businesses inside it.

And while crews continued to battle the fire into the evening, plans already were under way to help get the businesses back in operation.

The fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. after people saw smoke coming from the building at 3315 Belmont St. It housed Country Square gift and craft store and a gaming parlor.

First to respond to the scene was Neffs Fire Department, which provides fire protection for the village.

According to one report from a firefighter, smoke was coming from the front of the building, but when firefighters broke through windows to get to the source, flames began to shoot from the front of the building.

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Firefighters Temporarily Run Out Of Water While Fighting Fire     7 February, 2007, 08:01 pm

POSTED: 1:41 pm EST February 7, 2007
UPDATED: 4:53 pm EST February 7, 2007

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Crews fighting a house fire were forced to call in a tanker task force to assist after they ran out of water.

Officials said the location of the home on Jug Run Road made it difficult to contain the blaze. The home was a complete loss.

No one was inside the home when it burst into flames Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters said the first crew on scene ran out of water and called the tanker task force to the scene. Tankers spread out for close to a mile just to get water from fire hydrants to the home.

The trucks caused a traffic backup along Route 9, but crews said they do whatever is necessary when they are in desperate need of a water supply.

The state fire marshal was heading to the scene Wednesday afternoon to investigate the cause of the blaze.

Bellaire Home Destroyed by Fire     23 January, 2007, 08:48 pm

Bellaire Home Destroyed by Fire
Compiled by Staff Writers
Photo by Paula Ginther

A Bellaire family lost their home today as a result of an early morning fire. Tom and Anna Waryck of 4664 Noble St., noticed that their electric was out early this morning. Tom Waryck went to check the electrical box and detected smoke in the house. The Warycks and their two teenage children were able to escape the house without injury.
BELLAIRE — The Ohio State Fire Marshal will investigate a fire early today that destroyed a village home, but preliminary inspections do not indicate arson, according to one fire official said.

According to reports, the 4664 Noble St. residence of Tom and Anna Waryck is considered a total loss after flames ripped through the structure shortly after 4 a.m. today. A spokesman with the Neffs Fire Department said the fire marshal is expected to investigate the scene of the fire later today. An official cause of the blaze has not been determined.

The Warycks and their two teenage children escaped the home without injury, but the family members reportedly lost all of their belongings.

According to reports, the Warycks ...
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Fire destroyed a Belmont County home     10 January, 2007, 03:35 pm
BELLAIRE, Ohio -- Fire destroyed a Belmont County home Wednesday morning. The fire started about 1:30 a.m. at Dan Palicka's home on Rolling Hills Lane, about five miles outside of the city.

The Spirit of 76 Fire Department battled the fire and crews were back on the scene when the fire rekindled just before noon.

No one was injured, but Palicka lost everything.

Fire Chief Chris Albaugh said the cause is under investigation, but he believes it may have started in the woodburning stove.

The State Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate.


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