Thousands of Dollars in Toys Destroyed in OH Toys for Tots Warehouse Fire



According to a report from WJW, a massive fire, aided by strong winds, destroyed a warehouse in Carroll County, Ohio, that was holding more than $8,000 in toys Monday evening. The toys were part of the local U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program, which helps secure presents to children in Tuscarawas County during the holiday season.

U.S. Marine veteran Robert Stratton, who was donating the warehouse to store the toys, was in his office Monday when he said he heard a noise. On leaving his office, he saw a fire on the roof. Stratton called the fire department, but strong winds helped to fan the flames, he said.

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Although the fire was extinguished, small hot spots could still be seen in the debris as of Tuesday.

Beginning Wednesday, the group will be accepting donations at Calvary Methodist Church in Sherrodsville, Ohio.

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