Monday, July 16, 2012
Firefighters from Avon and Sheffield Lake put out fire in midst of heat wave.
A brush fire that broke out shortly after 2:15 p.m. July 16 behind the Village at Powdermaker Creek and Village on the Green in Avon Lake is under control with several fire trucks remaining on the scene. Avon, Avon Lake and Sheffield Lake firefighters battled a moderate blaze in 90 degree weather. The fire broke out beneath the high tension wires with smoke visible from the post office, in a large field filled with natural vegetation. “Getting the water back there was tricky,” Fire Chief Glen Eisenhardt said. “We had Avon and Sheffield Lake come out…the hose will only go so far.” Eisenhardt said there were no injuries or damage with the exception of some wild brush and raspberries.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Passerby saw smoke near roof.
Avon Lake fire trucks responded to what was believed to be a possible house fire, but proved to be nothing more than a dryer vent near the home’s roof. A passerby saw what was believed to be smoke coming from the roof of 144 South Pointe Dr. and the fire department was contacted at approximately 11:50 a.m. on May 7. After checking the home, it was determined there was no actual smoke and no fire. Children, dogs and several adults were in the home at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
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Fortunately, this morning's fire at Somerset Apartments on Moore Road in Avon Lake did not result in any serious injuries (see story below). One woman was treated at the complex and released, but the building suffered significant damage. More than six fire deparments, including Avon Lake fire, responded. Readers have been contacting Patch about the fire since it started. We're asking you: If you have photos of the more than six departments who responded battling the blaze, add them to the above gallery. It's quick and easy. Need help? Email Lori.Switaj@patch.com. The initial photos in this gallery were submitted by Tom Horseman, a building inspector with the city of Avon Lake.
Fire under control; one woman treated and released at complex.
Updated: 4:03 p.m. Firefighters and police battled a midmorning blaze at Somerset apartments on Moore Road that displaced 17 families. A fully involved fire was reported to the Avon Lake Fire Department at 10:42 a.m. at Building 174 at Somerset Apartments. All residents except one were out of the building by the time fire departments responded. Fire Chief Glen Eisenhardt said one woman was assisted from the building, treated at the complex and released. She declined to go to the hospital. Art Mead, the Voluntary Disaster Chair said the 17 families represented 28-30 individuals. "We're working with them," Mead said. "We're making sure they have a place to stay, they have food and clothing and emergency medical assistance if needed." …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Police and fire departments come together at All-Pro Stadium in benefit softball game
The Avon and Avon Lake police and fire departments donned different uniforms on Saturday night, with pink accessories, all for a good cause. Safety forces from both cities played in the third annual Breast Cancer Charity Softball Game at All-Pro Freight Stadium. The softball game featured members from the four departments playing to raise funds to fight breast cancer. Proceeds from the event go to Fairview Hospital Breast Health Center and the Gathering Place. Families, friends and both communities came out to support the event, despite a steady rain most of the evening. The rain-shortened game ended with the Avon police and fire departments defeating their Avon Lake brethren, 20-8. Fans who braved the elements were rewarded with a …