At 2:20 p.m. on February 21, 2023, Sidney firefighters were dispatched to 3293 Knoop-Johnston Road for a structure fire. Along with Sidney Fire, Lockington Fire, Port Jefferson Fire, and Anna Fire were dispatched on the initial alarm.
Upon arrival firefighter had a fully involved shed fire that extended into the house. Crews completed an aggressive exterior attack, along with an interior attack and search of the house. Crews confirmed all occupants of the house had safely evacuated.
The alarm was upgrade to a 2nd Alarm for tankers with a response from Kettlersville-Van Buren Twp. Fire, Houston Fire, and Fletcher Fire.
The fire loss to the property is estimated at $30,000
Five personnel were recalled to staff Fire Station 1 while the incident was ongoing. During the fire incident multiple other calls were handle within the city limits.
Pioneer Electric was called to the scene to secure the power.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted on the scene with traffic control in the area and at the water fill site. They also handled the communications for the incident.
No injuries were noted to firefighters, law enforcement, or occupants. .
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Sidney Fire Department Investigation Unit.
Asst. Chief Jason Truesdale