"No one got hurt. Everyone did their job and moved (the residents) to safe areas," Kloski said.
The call came in at 5:43 a.m. Kloski said flames were showing when the Madison Fire District firefighters arrived on the scene about seven minutes later. He said the home has fire alarm and sprinkler systems, but the sprinklers did not go off.
The building is of balloon frame construction and would have quickly become engulfed, Kloski said. Accordingly, Madison called in assistance from Perry, Mentor, Leroy Township, the city of Painesville and Painesville Township, Harpersfield Township, Geneva, Concord Township and Thompson Township to ensure there would be sufficient support.
Kloski said all of the personnel who came to the scene played a role in putting out the fire and ensuring the safety of the residents. No firefighters were injured.
To his knowledge, none of the residents had to be relocated to another facility. Kloski said that, to his knowledge, the census of the building is about 130 residents.
The cause was unknown as of late Wednesday morning. The Lake County Fire Investigation Unit is taking the lead in the investigation, but Kloski said a state inspector also was notified.
Written by Star Beacon
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