14 displaced by fire in Albion which spread next door

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 July 2022 at 10:51 am

3 firefighters taken by ambulance to be checked for exhaustion

Photos by Tom Rivers: Shelby firefighters spray water from a ladder truck through the roof at 215 East State St. at about 10 a.m. today. A fire broke out at the house this morning at about 8 a.m.

ALBION – The fire at 215 East State St. this morning spread next door, resulting in 14 people being displaced – 7 adults and 7 children.

The Red Cross is assisting those people in temporary shelter.

The houses at 215 and 217 East State are interconnected. Everyone was able to safely get outside.

The fast-moving fire quickly destroyed much of 215 East State St.

Three firefighters were taken by ambulance to United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia as a precaution to be checked for exhaustion.

Fire investigators are on the scene. No official cause of the fire has been released.

The fire spread fast with dark smoke and flames shooting out the side windows when firefighters arrived on scene, said James Peruzzini, deputy chief for the Albion Fire Department.

East State Street is closed to traffic from Ingersoll and McKinistry Street.