1/3/01 at around 0230 hrs. the Wooster Twp. Fire Department in Wayne County, Ohio responded to a 2 story house fire at 1427 Barnes Road. Reports are that the house was fully involved upon arrival. An 11 year old boy perished in the fire. News reports are that neighbors attempted to rescue the boy after seeing him standing at a 2nd floor window. However, when they broke the window, the heat and smoke were too severe and they could not gain access to the building.

Wooster Twp. FD is a combination department located in the same county as I am, about 14 miles from me. They are very progressive and are known for their offensive tactics, water movement capabilities and are the first department in the county to have Thermal Imaging Camera.

Richard Nester
Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.