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Saturday Fire Destroys Freedom Township Home


April 18, 2019

Rick Boston

Fire crews battled a blaze at a mobile home in East Freedom on Saturday, April 13. The fire is believed to have started in a shed and spread to the house. The home is a total loss.

Fire ripped through a double-wide trailer in East Freedom on Saturday morning, April 13, chasing the occupants out of bed before completely consuming the interior.

A passerby noticed smoke coming from the back of the property of Ronald Mellott and his wife Angie and called 9-1-1.

Freedom Township Fire Chief Ron Henry, who had been at the station since 8 a.m., was preparing for the next day's ham potpie fundraising dinner when a call came in at approximately 11 a.m. for a shed on fire behind 526 Freedom St., one block south of the fire hall.

Henry responded and as he turned the corner on Joh...

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