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Findlay safety services and the Hancock County Sheriff’s office teamed up to host a fun safety-oriented camp geared toward youngsters.

      Camp 911 began in 2018, as a replacement for the program "Safety Town."    But when that went away,  Hancock County Sheriff's Office, the Findlay Police and Fire Departments, and HANCO joined forces to host their own version of school and community safety camp.

     The program specifically focuses on children who will enter kindergarten in the fall, teaching them a range of topics such as bus and pedestrian safety, railroad safety, saying no to drugs, and how to handle emergencies.

The Findlay Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out in an unoccupied building in Downtown Findlay.

Firefighters were called to the 200 block of N. Main St. around 3:30 am for reports of fire and smoke coming out of the second floor windows of a vacant building. Luckily for responders, the weather was generally calm and the building was already secured from the outside, as it had been sitting empty for a couple of months. It took under an hour to get the flames under control but several more were spent extinguishing hot spots and clearing debris. 

The biggest issue the department ran into was the poor structural condition the building was in.