Origination of storage building blaze on North Munroe Road in Tallmadge ‘possibly electric’

From staff reports Published:


The Tallmadge Fire Department responded to a report of a large fire in the woods in the area of 1600 Northeast Ave. Nov. 14 a little after 4 p.m.
According to Tallmadge Fire Chief Pat Gaffney, first arriving police and fire units searched the general area and located a large four-bay storage building at 986 N. Munroe Road fully involved.
No injuries were reported.
“This portion of North Munroe Road has no fire hydrants, so the water was shuttled in by Tallmadge, Munroe Falls, Brimfield and Mogadore Fire apparatus,” Gaffney said.
With the location and weather conditions, Gaffney said Tallmadge Fire received assistance from Tallmadge and Munroe Falls Police, the Tallmadge Street Department and Phil’s Towing.
The building contained a motor home, two Jeeps, off road vehicles and other miscellaneous equipment. He said the building and its contents, estimated at between $300,000 and $400,000, were a total loss.

Gaffney said the state fire marshal and insurance investigators are in the process of examining the scene and are calling the fire “non suspicious” and possibly “electrical” in nature.


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