MONROE TOWNSHIP — A Tipp City apartment received considerable damage on Sunday, according to Chief of Emergency Services Cameron Haller.
According to a release, the Tipp City Fire & EMS Department was notified of a kitchen fire in an occupied structure at 10:46 a.m. Sunday at 3322 and 3324 Dogwood Drive, a duplex in Monroe Township.
Haller said units were dispatched to the fire and the department’s EMS supervisor was the first Tipp City unit on the scene with fire units arriving shortly thereafter at which time they reported nothing showing.
Uponwalking to the rear of structure, crews found fire and smoke showing from the rear patio door. Efforts to extinguish with fire extinguishers were unsuccessful due to smoke and heat conditions, he said. Haller said crew immediately began attacking the fire from the patio door in the rear of the home. Crew also completed a primary search to assure that all occupants were safe. The fire was controlled by 11:15 a.m., according to Haller.
The occupants of the apartment that caught fire were notified by a working smoke detector. They immediately evacuated the residence and advised the neighbors of the duplex.
The occupant reported the fire to 9-1-1 and their actions assisted in a quick response and life safety of all occupants of the duplex, Haller said.
Haller said the origin of the fire is the top of the stove and is considered unintentional but undetermined. The owner was using a residential air fryer on top of the stove. The owner did not state having any issues with any of the home’s appliances recently.
The estimated loss to the structure is $15,000 and $3,00 to the contents. The occupants of 3324 Dogwood Drive were displaced. The residents in the adjacent unit were able to remain in their home.
No injuries were reported by the family or emergency responders.
All crews were released without incident.