LOGAN — On Monday, a home located on Hansel Ave became the scene of what started as a structure fire turned fully involved in just a matter of minutes. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation at this time.
The Logan Daily News caught wind of the incident happening in the city of Logan around 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Multiple first responding crews were seen dashing through the city’s street over to the residence near Mingo Park.
In the bitter cold, the Logan Fire Department, assisted by other agencies, were seen fighting the fire. Local neighbors watched as flames peered out from the home and its smoke covering all lines of sight of the home at some points.
According to Logan Fire Department Lt. Melissa Fickel, the report detailing the incident was not completed. In an email written on Wednesday morning, the lieutenant noted the fire remains under investigation.
“The only information that we have at this time is that the explosion that was heard in the area was a propane tank exploding and no one was in the residence,” Fickel told The Logan Daily News. “The State Fire Marshal’s office was called in to assist.”
Additionally, the local fire department was assisted by Hocking County EMS, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Starr, Marion and Good Hope Volunteer Fire Departments, American Electric Power and Columbia Gas.