AUBURN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) — Officials reported explosions in a detached garage fire in Auburn Township in Geauga County on Sunday morning.
It started at around 9 a.m. at 10835 Washington Street in a garage behind a home.
Auburn Township Assistant Fire Chief Mike Cardaman says when crews arrived on the scene, their priority was to save the home, which they did.
Cardaman said the causes of the explosions are still under investigation, but he said they suspect propane tanks.
“The electrical came off the wall and was energized with high voltage in one corner of the structure so we couldn’t get to it because of the hazard there,” he said. “A lot of explosions going on.”
Washington Street was closed between Auburn Road and Wing Road, according to the Geauga County sheriff’s office.
Fire departments from six counties responded to help with the blaze because there are no pressurized fire hydrants in the area, Cardaman explained.
“We have to tank the water in and that’s the reason for all the different agencies,” he said.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital for breathing issues.
There are no other reports of injuries.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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