Fire breaks out in downtown Eaton

EATON, Ohio (WDTN) – A building in downtown Eaton was heavily damaged by fire Friday morning.

Firefighters responded to 212 N. Barron Street around 6:00 when a passerby reported the fire.

When they arrived on the scene, flames were visible on the first floor of the two-story structure.

The Eaton fire chief told 2 NEWS the bottom floor was vacant, but said the top floor was occupied by a renter or a squatter. No one was in the building at the time of the fire.

The building next door, which houses the Chrismer Agency insurance company, was damaged by water.

The roof was scorched on the building to the other side, a frame house used by Hawley & Cobb Certified Public Accountants.

The West Alexandria Fire Department was called for mutual aid assistance.

The cause o the fire is under investigation.

No injuries were reported. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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