Eight Crawford County fire companies responded to a fully involved garage fire in Vernon Township Monday afternoon at 5:26 pm. Four more companies went on standby for garage on fire behind the Allenbrodt/Phillips residence at 17665 Rogers Ferry Road near the intersection with Peninsula Drive. No word on the extend of the damage and there were apparently no injuries. All of this from emergency radio transmissions.
There were apparently no injuries, but multiple media reports indicate the fire caused by an unattended burning inside the garage. The garage is reported to be a total loss.
Fire fighters from Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department arrived first on the scene and reported flame showing and shortly after that fully involved. A second alarm went out at that point.
Responding to the scene were fire companies from West Vernon, Hayfield, Meadville, West Mead 1and 2, Vernon Township, and Vernon Central. On standby were fire fighters from Conneaut, East Mead, Blooming Valley and Summit.