Residents ousted by house fire in Bethel Twp., Clark Co.

An electrical malfunction is believed to be the source of a fire that caused $50,000 in damage to a two-story home on North Hampton Road in Bethel Twp., Clark County Sunday.

Flames were contained to a second-story bedroom and no one was injured, but the house sustained damage from the flames, smoke and the water used to put it out, according to Bethel Twp. Fire Lt. James Carpenter.

The home did not have an attic and the fire appears to have started among electrical wiring in the roof, Carpenter said.

Firefighters cut a hole in the roof and pulled insulation away to battle the fire.

The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Power has been turned off to the home and the residents have been temporarily displaced.

FIRST REPORT

Crews battled a house fire today on North Hampton Road in Bethel Twp.

There were no reports of injuries in the fire, to which crews responded shortly after noon.

Firefighters erected ladders to get on the roof and attacked the blaze in a second-story room.

We’re working to gather more details and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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