Tallmadge Fire Considered Suspicious

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TALLMADGE, Ohio — The Tallmadge Police Department announced Monday that a fire in the city was considered suspicious.

Crews were first called to Geneva Avenue shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday.  A building that housed two businesses, T&R Recovery and Cox Autocraft, was up in flames.

“The building is a flat roof,” said Tallmadge Fire Chief Patrick Gaffney. “They trussed it back a couple of years ago, so pretty much the fire was all up in the attic space. We have some smoke damage on the interior, but the interior is in pretty solid shape.”

Investigators believe embers from the blaze blew about 100 yards away and caught some PVC pipe on fire at a city garage.

No one was hurt in either fire.  A damage estimate was not available at the time of this report.

Tallmadge and State Fire Marshals and the Tallmadge Police Detective Bureau were investigating.