Firefighter hurt while battling house fire

A Findlay firefighter suffered minor injuries while battling a house fire early Saturday in southern Findlay.

Firefighter Andy Kunst was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to the Findlay Fire Department.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at 131 Olive St. about 5:26 a.m. The fire was brought under control in about 15 minutes.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it appeared to originate in the kitchen, according to the Fire Department.

There was fire damage in the kitchen, and heat and smoke damage throughout the ranch-style house.

Fourteen firefighters and four trucks initially responded to the fire, then another shift was called in, bringing an additional seven firefighters to the fire scene.

The last firefighters left the house about 11:30 a.m.

The names of the homeowners were not available Monday.

The Fire Department said one person in the house got out safely, but two of the family’s dogs perished.

A damage estimate had not been completed Saturday night.

During the fire, a water main burst while the Fire Department was using a fire hydrant in the area. The city’s Water Department fixed the main by 11 a.m.


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