Ohio Village Fire Cause Remains Undetermined

April 11, 2014

State fire investigators say they couldn’t pinpoint the cause of a blaze that destroyed several buildings in a northeastern Ohio village.

The Ohio fire marshal’s office said Wednesday that it has wrapped up its investigation into the fire that impacted 13 businesses last march in Garrettsville in Portage County.

More than 130 firefighters from 34 agencies battled the blaze in the village of about 2,200 residents. Officials say three buildings made largely of wood were leveled.

The state fire marshal’s office says the roof of one of the buildings was being re-tarred in the area where the fire apparently started. But a spokesman says there was not enough evidence to single that out as the cause.

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