Skip to comments.3-alarm fire rips through historic downtown Garrettsville (OH)
Posted on 03/22/2014 4:32:44 PM PDT by EBH
GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio - Firefighters are battling a massive 3-alarm blaze in the Village of Garrettsville.
Flames swept throughout Garrettsvilles historic downtown buildings and businesses on Route 82 (Main Street), just east of the Route 88 intersection, around 1:15 p.m. Saturday. The blaze is not under control, but spreading.
Buildings from the 1800's are a total loss.
Sources tell NewsChannel 5 that water is being pulled from the Silver Creek River to help battle the massive fire.
A person witnessing the blaze said that it feels like the whole downtown portion of the village is on fire.
Auburn, Aurora, Bainbridge, Boardman, Chagrin Falls, Mantua, Middlefield, Ravenna and Streetsboro fire departments are helping battle the blaze. Information on injuries has not been released.
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Sad, sad day....
Ping...a very sad one.
Right next to my alma mater, Hiram College. So sad.
A lot of these towns date back to the Connecticut Western Reserve wen that was Indian territory.
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