Structure fire damages house near DeGraff


A structure fire damaged a two-story house near DeGraff Monday afternoon around 1 o’clock.

The Indian Joint Fire District, along with mutual aid from DeGraff, Quincy, Lakeview, and Huntsville, responded to Andrew Lykins’s 2731 State Route 235 residence.

The family left the house and returned a short time later to find the house in flames.

No one was injured.

Six pets were lost in the fire.

The cause remains under investigation, but authorities believe the fire started in the kitchen area.

Authorities are still compiling a damage estimate.

Fire crews were on the scene for about two and a half hours.