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Crews evacuate residents, battle fire at Burwell Building in Downtown Tiffin Staff




Photos courtesy Tiffin Fire Rescue Division / Facebook

Tiffin, Ohio — Police, fire and rescue crews battled a fire in the Burwell Building in Downtown Tiffin early Saturday morning.

The Burwell Building is located across from the Seneca County Joint Justice Center, where Paper & Ink is located.

There were multiple people reported trapped on the second and third floors, according to TFRD.

Tiffin Police helped evacuate residents of the building, and helped with the neighboring property as well.

Crews were able to locate and rescue two additional residents and then worked to contain the fire to the building.

Multiple pets were also saved, but two cats died from smoke inhalation.

Fostoria Fire, Clinton Township Fire, Seneca County EMS, Red Cross, and AEP all assisted at the scene.

“Fires in these buildings are extremely difficult to contain. Our personnel did an amazing job stopping this fire!” TFRD wrote in a Facebook post.