PIQUA — The home of Mike Burke was destroyed in an early morning fire Wednesday.
Burke, owner of Body Works of Piqua, arrived home at about midnight to find smoke and flames coming from the structure at 106 S. Hill St.
Members of the Woodson County and Allen County rural fire departments were on the scene for about 12 hours to extinguish the fire and prevent any hot spots from reigniting.
An investigator from the State Fire Marshal’s office was on the scene Wednesday morning, said Woodson County Rural Fire Chief Nick Barney. The cause was undetermined. The house was considered a total loss.
There were no injuries.
Burke told the Register this morning that he is staying at a relative’s house until he can find another home.
“I’ve got some good friends who have helped with clothes, things like that,” he said.
The fire did not damage Burke’s nearby auto body shop business.
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