House fire in Bellaire deemed accidental at this time

Belmont County

BELLAIRE, Ohio (WTRF)-

UPDATE:

The early morning fire in Bellaire has been deemed accidental at this time according to the Fire Marshall.

Fire Crews remained on scene for a few hours after — keeping an eye on hot spots, but they have finally cleared.

All three residents were able to make out but two were transported to the hospital to be checked out.

A firefighter did sustain some burns to his arm due to the fire.

Chief Dick Flanagan says this house was well known and not for good things.

“This has been the scene of numerous incidents with drunks fighting, domestics, the place has been condemned. They were in the process of making some repairs and as of yesterday there was a heating and air conditioning company here installing a new furnace.”

Chief Dick Flanagan – Bellaire Police

AEP is currently on scene working to restore power to residents.

Two poles need to be replaced.

Stay with 7News for updates.

ORIGINAL:

Crews are on scene at a fire on 41st Street in Bellaire, where two story structure was in flames.

Power outage is a result of power lines being turned off, AEP is aware and will let us know when it is restored.

A fire fighter was burned but no other injuries.

2 occupants were also taken to a nearby hospital.

Fire departments and EMS crews, including Bellaire PD have contained the fire but are still battling to put out hotspots.

No cause has been reported but a 7News crew is on scene to get you all of the details.

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