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Two homes in Elyria 'uninhabitable' after garage fire spreads

6 departments assisted with the efforts.
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Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-06 11:53:35-04

ELYRIA, Ohio — Crews responded to a garage fire that spread to two homes on Sunday in Elyria.

At about 1:15 p.m., Elyria Fire was dispatched to 700 block of Park Avenue, located in the Eastern Heights neighborhood, according to a news release from the department.

The blaze originally started in the garage, which then spread to the house and neighboring home directly north, also on Park Avenue, the fire chief said in the news release.

As a result of heavy fire conditions, a third alarm was called. Elyria Township, Lorain, Sheffield Village, Avon, Carlisle Township and North Ridgeville fire departments were brought in to assist.

The total estimated damage for both properties is around $450,000, fire officials said. Both homes are uninhabitable and there were no injuries sustained.

A garage behind a third home on Park Avenue, north of where the fire originated, also sustained slight damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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