Sugarcreek Township, Ohio (WDTN) - An early morning fire in a rural area presented several problems for firefighters..
The location was in the southern portion of Greene County in Sugarcreek Township.
At least five tankers and five engines lined the 3100 block of Penewit Road to make the initial knock down of the structure fire that occurred around 12:45 Wednesday.
Firefighters told 2 NEWS the house, shrouded by trees, is about 300 feet off the road, which made it difficult to get water on the fire which they said started in the garage area.
Tankers from several surrounding fire departments had to pool their water before getting an attack established.
According to Sugarcreek Township Fire Chief Randy Pavlak, a nearby neighbor made the initial 911 call.
"The next door neighbor of this resident is a Dayton firefighter," Pavlak said. "He was upstairs asleep in his upstairs bedroom. He had a window open and he awoke to the sound of cracklin' and the sound of fire, that's what woke him up he looked out and saw the fire."
Pavlak also said one person in the house did manage to make it out but were transported to Miami Valley Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
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