Fire does heavy damage, explosions reported

House fire in Harrison Township. (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)
House fire in Harrison Township. (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

HARRISON TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – Multiple explosions were reported at the scene of a fire in Harrison Township Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the area of Koehler and Kenneth avenues around 3:15 p.m.

They arrived to find a shed and nearby fence on fire.

Investigators say propane cylinders inside the burning shed exploded.  A firefighter was knocked down.  He was taken to the hospital to checked out.

One resident was taken to the hospital for possible smoke inhalation.

Crews initially thought children were trapped in the fire, but that was not the case.  They were playing in a nearby yard and were escorted away from the scene.

No word yet on what started the fire. 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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