Cause of massive Ovid fire still under investigation

Posted at: 03/21/2014 8:30 AM

Sheriff’s deputies in Seneca County are still looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed several buildings in the Town of Ovid earlier this week.

According to deputies, they were called to a structure fire at New Dragon Chinese Restaurant on 7188 South Main. Witnesses told deputies they say heavy smoke and fire that appeared to be coming from the back of the building. Nearby propane tanks vented and also caught fire.

Investigators tell News10NBC the fire spread to the adjoining buildings but all residents were accounted for and unharmed.

Deputies say the full extent of the damage is not known at this time but they believe the buildings are a total loss as they sustained heavy fire, water and smoke damage. The buildings were insured but the damage amounts are unknown.