Saturday, January 22, 2011


On January 20, 2011 at approximately 1:48 a.m., the Union City, Ohio Fire & Rescue was advised of a house fire at 370 State Route 571. A short time later, crews arrived on scene to extinguish the blaze. Numerous mutual aid fire departments from the area also responded to assist in fighting this fire.

Two adult residents were home at the time of the fire. One of them received injuries as a result of the fire. Injured in the blaze was seventy-five year old resident, Dwaine Beanblossom. Mr. Beanblossom received treatment at Wayne Healthcare and was later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Investigators from the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office and the Darke County Sheriff's Office were requested to respond to the scene. Preliminary findings in this investigation suggest the cause of this fire is arson. The investigation continues.

The home was a total loss. The American Red Cross responded to assist the Beamblossom family.

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