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Eight Fire Departments Respond to Bryantsville with Several Structures Involved in Fire

By:Bill Raines

Lawrence County Zephyr


BRYANTSVILLE - (November 29, 2021) - Several fire departments from Lawrence and Orange Counties responded to multiple structures involved in fire in the 1100 block of Bryantsville Road Sunday night.



Firefighters from Huron, Marion, Mitchell, Indian Creek, Shawswick, Oolitic, from Lawrence County and Orleans and Orange County Rural District # 2 responding from Orange County.


The call came into Lawrence County Central Dispatch around 10:33 p.m. reporting the fire.


Firefighters having to deal with two, 40-pound propane tank, and two 200-gallon propane tanks and keep them from catching on fire.



" After looking at the fire scene this morning, it appears the fire started due to electrical issues in the garage. The fire quickly spread from the garage to a nearby barn and with a delivery of $3,000 worth of straw that was delivered to the location that afternoon, the fire eventually spreading to the home," said Bill Kinser Fire Chief Huron Fire Department.


" Over 30 dogs were rescued from a nearby kennel and everyone escaped the fire that eventually got into the home owned by Sherry and Randy Tolbert," said Kinser.


" We just want to let everyone know all of the dogs got out safely, including Gunter. The business Hillside Boarding is all right and not affected by the fire," said Sherry Tolbert.



Sherry Tolbert herself experiencing brain cancer was just glad everyone got out safe.


Firefighters remained on the scene until approximately 6:00 a.m. Monday morning using an estimated 70,000 gallons of water. Firefighters had to return shortly after 7:00 a.m. with Huron and Marion Township spending several more hours extinguishing hot spots from the blaze. Kinser expects the fire to smolder for days.

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