OTTAWA — Two vacant houses, owned by the village and scheduled to be demolished, were each damaged by fire early Friday morning.
The fires “are suspicious” and are being investigated by the state fire marshal’s office, according to a news release from Putnam County Sheriff Michael C. Chandler.
At 5:11 a.m., a two-story house at 315 N. Perry St., Ottawa, had flames showing when Ottawa and Glandorf fire departments arrived at the location, according to the news release.
Then at 7:19 a.m., a house at 529 W. Third St., Ottawa, had Leipsic and Kalida fire departments respond, according to the news release.
The mutual aid departments were back in service in their jurisdictions by 10:36 a.m., but the Ottawa Fire Department remained at the locations.
Also assisting at the fires were: Ottawa Police Department, Putnam County Emergency Medical Service and Dominion Gas Co.
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