OBERLIN— Firefighters put out a fire in a vacant house at the end of Sumner Street this afternoon.
No injuries were reported and no one was in the house when Oberlin firefighters arrived.
Oberlin Fire Chief Rob Hanmer said they found a smoldering mattress in the house. The cause of the fire is unknown, Hanmer said, but the house had no natural gas or electricity in the house, so it could possibly have started with an “incendiary device” like a lighter or matches.
Hanmer said someone could recently have been staying in the house illegally.
Oberlin Fire Department also received aid from the Wellington Fire Department.