3 displaced after fire this morning in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 April 2022 at 10:11 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – A fire this morning in Medina displaced three residents – a grandmother, her daughter and granddaughter. The Red Cross and family are assisting the residents. No one was injured in the blaze.

Firefighters were dispatched at 4:55 a.m. to 438 East Center St. There was a fire in an unoccupied bedroom on the second floor. The fire contained to that one room, but there was extensive smoke and water damage, said Lt. Steve Cooley of the Medina Fire Department.

Early estimates put the structure damage at $30,000 and contents at $50,000.

The house did not have working smoke detectors. Cooley said the residents were fortunate to be able to get out unharmed.

The Medina Fire Department has free some detectors supplied by the Red Cross. The fire department has up to three available for each property owner or tenant. Call the fire Medina firefighters were assisted this morning by Ridgeway, Albion, Shelby, Orleans County Emergency Management, county fire investigators, East Shelby and COVA. Middleport and Tri-Town Ambulance filled in at the fire station for any other calls.