Washington House Fire

A house fire was reported just outside Washington over night. Washington and Union fire crews arrived at the home located on Diener road, off of Pottery road, at 2:35 a.m. after the home owner called 9-11. According to Washington Fire Chief Bill Halmich the fire took about 20 minutes to put out but fire crews stayed on the scene for about 3 hours. An investigation revealed the fire started at the rear of the home in a room containing a computer, gaming console and furniture. At this point officials believe it was an electrical fire. The home owner called 9-11 after returning from work and seeing the structure engulfed in smoke. No one was inside the home at the time and no injuries were reported.