State Fire Marshal investigators say a fire early this afternoon in Townsend was accidental. A neighbor reported a blaze just after noon on Eagles Nest Landing Road in Townsend and when Citizens Hose members arrived they saw smoke coming from the unoccupied home. Crews from the Leipsic Fire Company also helped put out the fire. The fire began in the dining room and was started by a failure in an electrical outlet mounted appliance. Damage is estimated at $50,000.
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