VFW Fire Update: Damage to Post 1062 Might Be Irreparable
The building could be a "total loss," according to Cuyahoga Falls Police Chief Tom Pozza.
The fire is out, the smoke has cleared but the news is less than encouraging for VFW Post 1062.
At Monday's Cuyahoga Falls City Council meeting, police chief Tom Pozza addressed the public and said that the late-19th century building could be beyond repair.
“At this time, (Cuyahoga Falls Fire Chief Paul Moledor) is not optimistic that it’s not going to be a total loss,” said Pozza.
As it stands, no damage estimates have been released, according to a Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department press release.
Police and fire were called at 3:45 p.m. on Monday after members of the VFW smelled smoke from within the walls. The investigation to determine the cause of the fire is ongoing, but it’s believed that faulty electrical wiring was to blame.
No one was killed, but one Cuyahoga Falls firefighter was treated for minor injuries.
According to Summit County records, the building at 1581 Main St. was constructed in 1892 and became a VFW in 1923.
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