MOUNT BLANCHARD — A village residence was gutted by an early morning fire Friday, causing an estimated $100,000 damage to the 1-story structure and its contents, according to Delaware Township Fire Chief David Rodabaugh.

The fire at 110 W. Clay St., Mount Blanchard, was reported about 2:24 a.m. and firefighters from the township and three other departments were called to the scene. Arlington, Vanlue and Wharton personnel responded with about 35 individuals. One firefighter suffered an arm injury and was treated at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

The property is owned by Shane Keckler, who is insured. All occupants exited the residence without injury.

Delaware Township fire personnel remained at the location throughout the night, returning to the station and cleaning up by 6:30 a.m. They were called out twice Friday morning when the fire reportedly “flared up” and was handled without incident.

Rodabaugh said the cause of the fire remains undetermined, but the “whole house was gutted.”

The family of three was assisted by American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter, which provided housing, food and clothing.

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