TWINSBURG — A fire caused heavy damage to an Anthony Lane home early Monday morning, but there were no injuries to the three elderly adult siblings and two dogs living there thanks to a smoke detector, said Fire Chief Tim Morgan.
"There was pretty significant damage to the second floor as a result of the fire and unfortunately a lot of smoke and water damage throughout the rest of the house," Morgan said.
The fire was reported at 3575 Anthony Lane, a wooded neighborhood area north of Route 82 and east of Liberty Road around 2:30 a.m. He said a cost estimate for the damage is not yet known and the cause is still under investigation.
"It’s pretty certain it started on the second floor in a bedroom, in a back bedroom," he said.
Morgan said that most of the firefighters had cleared the scene by about 10:30 a.m., but investigators were still there as of 1:30 p.m. He said he believes the home can be restored, but will likely not be habitable for awhile and the residents are staying with family in the area.
"I’m ultimately really pleased in the outcome," said Morgan. "We did save a large portion of the house. It was a pretty advanced fire upon our arrival and it’s in an unhydranted, remote area of town that really created a lot of additional challenges for us, the biggest being water supply."
Morgan said this made an unusual amount of mutual aid necessary in order to bring in tanker trucks of water. Responding fire departments included Aurora, Bainbridge, Brecksville, Hudson, Oakwood, Reminderville, Solon, Stow, Streetsboro and Valley Fire District, with Hudson EMS also responding.
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