ACCIDENTAL FIRE: North Olmsted fire officials have ruled accidental an April 9 house fire on South Canterbury Drive that caused about $50,000 damage to the residence.
Fire Chief Tom Klecan said the fire started accidentally, spreading up a wall and into an attic. He said the bulk of the damage was to the attic, wall area and areas of the house underneath it.
He said a mother and one daughter were at home when the fire started around 2:30 p.m., but both got out of the house safely. He said firefighters were able to contain the fire within minutes of arriving.
“There was some wind and there was some rain and sunshine as well, so it was typical April weather for northern Ohio,” he said.
Klecan said several area departments arrived in mutual aid, including Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Ridgeville, Olmsted Township, Rocky River and Westlake. He said firefighters left the scene about two hours after the fire began.
AWARD WINNERS: Several North Olmsted students who attend the Polaris Career Academy have won honors in several recent contests.
Allison Shoemaker was on a first place junior team which took top honors for a three course meal, while Ian McCaffrey was on the second place team in the same competition in a regional culinary competition at the Cuyahoga Community College Hospitality Management Center.
In another competition, Robert Palcisko, took fourth place in a Business Professionals of American competition in Columbus.