Fire destroys home


A 4:20 a.m. fire today destroyed a 208 Lawrence St. residence, but the occupants Ray and Cathy Wheatley were able to get out unharmed. Firefighters of the Bellefontaine Fire and EMS Department found the 1,182-square-foot structure fully engulfed in flames. Ms. Wheatley said she awoke and smelled smoke prior to the couple’s escape. Investigation continues into the fire. The Logan County Chapter of the American Red Cross had responded about 8:30 a.m. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)