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Structure being used as storage destroyed by fire in Seneca County

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded to a structure fire on Steele Road on March 26th around 2 a.m.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered a mobile home that was engulfed in flames.

Deputies say it belonged to Kimberly Washburn, 47, who had evacuated the structure. Washburn’s family members and pets also evacuated safely.

No one was inside, and it was being used as storage, according to deputies.

Fire investigators determined that a propane heater overheated and caused the fire. It was ruled accidental.

The structure was destroyed. It was not insured, but also had ‘no value’, per authorities.

Border City Fire Department was assisted by Junius and Waterloo.

North Seneca Ambulance also responded.

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