One in hospital after off-duty deputy reports Clark County house fire

One man has been hospitalized, a home was heavily damaged, and several people were displaced after a fire Tuesday night, according to Madison Township fire officials.

An off-duty deputy reported the fire around 8:30 p.m. in the 100 block of West Jamestown Road in Madison Twp., Clark County.

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Madison Twp. fire officials said that on arrival, heavy flames were coming from the upstairs of of a house.

Fire crews were able to quickly attack and put out the fire, confining the damage to the second story. Unfortunately, officials also said that while the house was not a total loss, there was a significant amount of damage.

According to initial reports, the deputy saw a man running in and out of the house yelling for help.

Fire officials confirmed this report, saying that this man was a resident of the house. He was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center for treatment for smoke inhalation, and was later transported to Miami Valley Hospital.

The man’s condition is not known at this time.

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Officials said they believe that the man had been in or around the area where the fire started, which appeared to be around a bed on the second story.

He was the only one home at the time of the fire, but officials said that there were four adults and possibly children who live in the home but were not there this evening.

They are staying with family tonight, and the Red Cross is reaching out to help them find a longer-term place to stay tomorrow.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

When asked if there was any more information they would like to share, Madison Twp. officials said they wanted to thank the Harmony Twp. firefighters from South Vienna that also responded to the fire for their aid.

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