Busy 24 hours for Baltic Fire and Rescue

Submitted photo. Firefighters from Baltic and Sugarcreek worked to ventilate the fire at The Scoop in Baltic early Thursday morning.

It was a busy 24 hours for Baltic Fire and Rescue. Just days after showing how MedFlight can land and be used to help a patient in distress, Baltic Fire and Rescue had to land it for actual use, just off Troendly Road. Just hours later the deparment was called to a structure fire on State Route 93 (Ray Street) at The Scoop.

At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, a John Deere mowing tractor was found flipped in a cornfield on Troendly Road. The operator was located at the base of the incline, in pain and not able to move. Baltic Fire and Rescue was on the scene in minutes. They decided to fly MedFlight as the mowing tractor had rolled over the victim and the extent of his injuries was unknown.Getting to the ER in 18 minutes versus upwards of 90 in rush hour traffic was paramount the man’s survival. MedFlight landed at the Baltic Conservation Club. The male victim is in stable condition as of Thursday, July 26 at noon. He has no internal injuries or broken bones. However, he is suffering from heart issues believed to have stemmed from the trauma.

The male victim is in stable condition as of Thursday, July 26 at noon. He has no internal injuries or broken bones. However, he is suffering from heart issues believed to have stemmed from the trauma.

At 2:56 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, the sirens rang out in Baltic. A fully-engulfed structure fire was found at The Scoop located at 408 North Ray Street (State Route 93). Calls for extra manpower and water went out to Sugarcreek Fire and Rescue, Stone Creek Fire Department and Bakersville Fire Department.

The blaze was extinguished, but there is significant damage. No one was injured. A damage estimate is not yet available. Owners of the business posted on Facebook that they will be closed until further notice. “Thank you for the understanding and being patient,” the post said.