Early morning fire damages Medina laundromat

Staff Reports Posted 23 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Provided photos – Firefighters work to put out a fire in Washboard Willy’s on Starr Street in Medina early this morning.

MEDINA – A fire early this morning at the Washboard Willy’s laundromat caused an estimated $50,000 damage to the building and $25,000 to equipment, Medina Fire Department officials said.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 2:22 a.m. The building at the corner of Starr Street and Main Street was filled with smoke with fire coming out of the roof, said Steve Cooley, Fire Department public information officer.

Chief Todd Zinkievich requested mutual aid from the Ridgeway Fire Department to the scene along with an engine from East Shelby to stand by at the Medina firehouse.

While interior crews completed primary searches and fire attack, additional crews laddered the roof to perform ventilation operations, Cooley said.

The fire was knocked down and under control within 30 minutes from time of dispatch.

The cause of the fire appears to be nonintentional at this time but remains under investigation by department investigators. There were no firefighter injuries reported, Cooley said.