Fire crews from seven different departments responded to a house fire on Wilson Road for four hours Saturday afternoon.
“It’s a total loss,” said Wayne Twp. Fire Chief Paul Scherer. Nobody was injured.
The rural Wayne Twp. house, located at 8542 Wilson Road, was first reported to be fully engulfed in flames around 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters from Beavercreek, Chester, Clearcreek, Massie, Spring Valley, Wayne and Xenia townships were on scene, Scherer said.
The fire closed Wilson Road near the intersection with New Burlington Road outside Waynesville.
With no water hydrants along the street in front of the house, water tankers refilled from a hydrant on Corwin Road to replenish two red dump tanks set up on site. Crews said a 700-foot hose wound its way down the home’s driveway to battle the blaze.
The single story house was set back in the woods, about 1,000 feet off the road, Scherer said.
“That’s pretty much normal in our area,” he said. “It just takes a lot more resources, especially when you’re trying to use more volumes of water.”
Crews cleared the scene about 6:30 p.m., the fire chief said. The homeowner, working in a shed at the time it started, noticed smoke coming from the kitchen and dialed 9-1-1, Scherer said. The cause is not known at this time nor the estimated dollar amount of damages, he said.
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