60
      Saturday
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      Sunday
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      Monday
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      Two escape blaze in weekend house fire

      Firefighters responded to a home fully engulfed in flames in Powell Township on Sunday afternoon.

      Officials say that when they arrived to the scene of the fire at around 3:52 p.m. they discovered the rear side of the home on County Road 550 fully engulfed in flames.

      The homeowner, 60-year-old Christine Mersmann and her 7-year-old grandson, were home at the time. The grandson was able to escape through a broken window with no injuries, but Mersmann received minor facial burns, according to officials.

      Fire officials say that the blaze started when papers near a wood stove caught fire and spread. The building was a total loss.

      One of the two dogs in the home died during the fire.

      Fourteen firefighters with three pumpers responded to battle the blaze.