Crews run out of water battling house fire in Warren County

Crews battle blaze at home in Franklin Township
Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 7:28 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2023 at 10:24 AM EST
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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - Crews ran out of water and scrambled to get more as they battled a house fire in Warren County early Wednesday, a county dispatcher confirms.

Firefighters responded about 5:45 a.m. to Sue Avenue near Lyn Drive in Franklin Township after receiving reports of a fully engulfed house fire “with wires arcing,” a dispatch log shows.

Multiple fire departments from Butler, Warren and Montgomery counties were asked to bring tanker trucks with water.

At one point, a train delayed one of the tankers.

Then, a serious vehicle crash happening simultaneously in nearby Wayne Township in Butler County prevented that community’s fire department from sending a tanker, according to initial emergency communication reports.

A working fire hydrant was finally located around 6:30 a.m. in neighboring Carlisle at Park and John streets, according to emergency communication reports.

No one was hurt, fire officials say.

The home and garage are both a total loss, they said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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