Morning Fires Damage Homes

May 19, 1991

Friday and Thursday morning fires damaged homes in Edgewater and Pioneer City, leaving at least one family homeless and causing a combined $110,000 in damage.

At 10:30 a.m. Friday, firefighters were called to a home in the 100 block of Riverside Road in Edgewater, where they found heavy smoke coming from the one-story house.

Fire department spokesman Capt. Gary Sheckells said the fire started in the kitchen area, causing an estimated $80,000 in damage to the kitchen and roof. Sheckells said the owner, Joel S. Spies,was not home at the time of the fire.

At 5:36 a.m. Thursday, firefighters put out a fire in a town home in the 1700 block of Richfield Drive in Pioneer City. Sheckells said it took 21 firefighters 1 1/2 hours to put out the one-alarm fire that started in the kitchen.

Sheckells said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but has been labeled suspicious. He did not have the name of the owners, but said the Red Cross is helping the family find housing. Damage was placed at $30,000.

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