3 Injured in Putnam County House Fire

A Putnam County family is recovering after an overnight fire in which their house sustained extensive damage.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says it received a call about a house fire at 20692 Road 18S in Fort Jennings at around 12:30 Monday morning.

The two-story house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

The owners of the home, David and Bettie Hess, along with their son-in-law, Richard Walters, suffered minor injuries while escaping the fire.

They were taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima to be checked out.

The house sustained severe damage as well as the detached garage and a vehicle in the driveway.

The sheriff’s office says no foul play is suspected in the fire.

The cause is under investigation.