Springfield Twp. home catches fire twice in one night

Springfield Twp. home catches fire twice in one night

Firefighters in Springfield Township are working to determine if two fires in a span of hours at the same house are related or separate incidents.

Crews were first dispatched to the home in the 3800 block of Old Clifton Road before 5 p.m. Saturday on a reported attic fire, Springfield Township Fire Deputy Chief Rick Hawbecker said.

The fire was contained to just the attic, but a second fire was dispatched around 3:25 a.m. Sunday at the same house.

Hawbecker said the second fire was located in the attached garage, and was reported fully involved when crews arrived on scene. The fire spread to other parts of the house during the incident.

The home suffered significant damage in the Sunday morning fire, but Hawbecker said it has not been ruled a total loss yet.

The homeowners were displaced from the first fire and were not home when the second fire broke out.

A firefighter suffered a hand injury in the fire and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Hawbecker said investigators will work to determine if both fires were related, with the second fire being a rekindle, or if both fires were separate incidents.

UPDATE @ 5:55 a.m.

Firefighters continue to battle flames from a house fire in Springfield Township, just hours after extinguishing a fire at the same home.

Crews were dispatched to the home in the 3800 block of Old Clifton Road around 5 p.m. Saturday, but the fire was reported as contained to the attic with relativly minor damage.

At 3:25 a.m. Sunday, firefighters were dispatched again to the same house, but are now fighting the fire defensively with severe damage to the structure.

There have been no reports yet of any injures from either incident.

FIRST REPORT

Firefighters from Springfield Township and other departments in Clark County are battling a structure fire on Old Clifton Road Sunday morning.

Units were dispatched a house in the 3800 block of Old Clifton Road around 3:25 a.m. on a reported structure fire.

Heavy smoke and flames were reported by crews on arrival, but it was unknown if the house was occupied or vacant.

We have a crew on the scene and we’ll update this page when new information is available.

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