Large fire breaks out at Weston apartment building

Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 8:30 AM EDT
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WESTON, Ohio (WTVG) - Numerous residents are without a home after a fire destroys an apartment building Thursday.

The buildings are located on Oak St., just off of Highway 235 in Weston.

According to the Weston Fire Chief, the call came in around 8 a.m. When they arrived they found a fully involved fire going through the roof. All residents were out of the building and there were no injuries.

There were 16 units in total affected. Eight of them were destroyed by the fire. The fire wall separating the two sides kept most damage away from the west side, though those units still suffered smoke and water damage.

The state fire marshal is conducting an investigation into the cause of the blaze.

Displaced residents are being assisted by the Red Cross at Weston public library.

Otsego Schools is working to help those affected by the fire. The Otsego High School Principal, Kevin O’shea, told 13abc the district is bussing families to the high school and setting up shelters. The district is also working to provide counseling for kids along with other essentials like food and showers and even showing movies, too.

“It’s sad. But I will say to see the kids get clothes and be distracted and run around and play was nice as parents try to figure out what they are going to do next,” O’shea said.

If you would like to make a donation to the families you can go to the Red Cross website.

Crews put out a fire at an apartment building in Weston, Ohio on August 4, 2022.
Crews put out a fire at an apartment building in Weston, Ohio on August 4, 2022.(WTVG)

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