Claypool Fire Kills 5 Pets

CLAYPOOL – Four cats and a dog died in a house fire Wednesday night on Yellow Creek Lake.

According to an email from Seward Township/Burket Fire Department Chief Kevin McSherry, the department responded to a structure fire at 11:03 p.m. Wednesday at 6614 W. Grimme Lane, Claypool. County records indicate the home is owned by Isaac Daniel Dachenhaus.

A female occupant reported the room was on fire with smoke and visible flames. The arriving unit found a working house fire with smoke coming from the eaves all around the house.

After an interior attack by firefighters, the fire was brought under control in 10 minutes.

The fire department estimated the damage to be between $30,000 and $40,000.