Mary Alice Reporting –

A Dover home is deemed salvageable after a fire on N. Cross Street.

Units were called before 8am Monday to the residents.

Lt. AJ Moore, with the Dover Fire Department, says the call was initially for a smoke investigation but it was upgraded to a confirmed structure fire.

“From that point, the ladder responded and arrived on scene first. When we pulled up, we saw smoke coming from the gable vents of the house and also seeping from the slate roof as well, which is an early indication of an attic fire.”

A further assessment did show an attic fire and assisting at this fire was New Philadelphia, Bolivar, and Smith Ambulance.

“Made a pretty quick attack and knocked down the fire on the second story. The point of origin is the attic and the second story. The actual cause is still under investigation at this point.”

No one was injured in this incident with a rabbit removed safely. In the upstairs portion of the home, one room has fire damage, two others have smoke damage, and the first floor has some water damage.

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