Fire destroys home on Geyman Hill Road
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:00 AM
The source of a fire that destroyed a Geyman Hill Road home Tuesday has not yet been determined.
Fire crews responded to the blaze at 3211 E. Geyman Hill Road at about 2:30 a.m., according to Madison Township Fire Department Chief Robert Black.
The homeowner, Charles Carlow, was asleep when the fire broke out but was alerted by a fire detector before safely exiting the structure.
Black said the house was considered a total loss, but added that crews were able to save some of Carlow's extensive toy and toy tractor collection.
"I'd say we saved about 170 of the tractors out of the 200 there," Black said.
While putting out the fire, a firefighter, whose name was not released, was injured when a TV tower struck him in the head, Black said. The firefighter was taken to King's Daughters' Hospital and released later that morning.
Black said the cause of the blaze has not been determined.
Madison Township Fire Department, Ryker's Ridge Fire Department and Canaan Fire Department all responded.