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Part of roof removed to extinguish house fire

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    Firefighters cut into the roof of a house at 570 Main St, Wadsworth, to extinguish flames that had spread into attic this afternoon.

    NATHAN HAVENNER / GAZETTE

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    A fire that was reported to the Wadsworth Fire Department as a kitchen fire was actually coming from the interior of the home's walls. Firefighters cut into the roof of the home at 570 Main St, Wadsworth, to extinguish the flames that had spread into the home's attic.

    NATHAN HAVENNER / GAZETTE

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WADSWORTH — What was called in as a kitchen fire today apparently started inside the walls of a Main Street house, Assistant Fire Chief Robert Lindner said.

“Upon my arrival I had smoke showing, saw a little bit in the oven, kitchen area.(There was) no cooking fire. It actually appeared to be a fire within the walls,” Lindner said.

No one was injured, and everyone was out of the house when firefighters arrived, he said.

Linder said the fire reached the attic, and firefighters were forced to cut into the roof to extinguish the flames.

“There are multiple rooflines in there, which is kind of hiding the area,” he explained. “We are opening that up to fully extinguish and do a salvage and overhaul.”

He said the department received the call at 2:30 p.m., and it took about 15 minutes for firefighters to get the fire under control.

Lindner said Wadsworth called in mutual aid from Rittman and Chippewa Township in Wayne County.

He said the fire’s cause was still being investigated this afternoon.

A damage estimate was not immediately available.

According to the Medina County auditor’s website, the property at 570 Main Street is owned by Carol Garner.

Contact reporter Nathan Havenner at (330) 721-4050 or nhavenner@medina-gazette.com.

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