01/17/2014 – Around 11:00 p.m. Friday evening, a neighbor reported what they believed to be arcing power lines across from Worthington Elementary School. First arriving firefighters from West Virginia Avenue reported a working house fire at 2507 36th St. and requested a second alarm.
The home was a rental owned by Alcinda Moore. The occupant, Tria Gregory, and her two children had just finished moving in the home that afternoon, but had left to get dinner.
The home sustained extensive interior structural damage estimated at $45,000. The American Red Cross Disaster Services responded to assist the family.
Fire investigator Jody Casto remained on scene early Saturday morning and had not ruled on a cause, but the origin appears to be near a floor furnace.
Firefighters were hampered by cold temperatures and icy conditions. No injuries were reported, but a pet cat did perish in the fire.
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