From the Vault: Loveland City Building burns in 1972 fire -- a block away from last week's fire

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Posted at 6:00 AM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-02 17:03:42-04

LOVELAND, Ohio -- Loveland Fire Station 63 stands less than two blocks from Tano's, Julian's and the other buildings badly damaged in an electrical fire over the weekend.

WATCH: Sky 9 captures fire damage in historic downtown Loveland

The corner of Second Street and Loveland Avenue -- the fire station's location -- was once home to Loveland's City Building. That building burned to the ground in 1972.

The cause of the fire isn't well documented, but it was serious enough to destroy the entire building, according to the Loveland Fire Department.

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The building also housed Loveland's police and fire departments in 1972. 

"This event forced the fire department to rebuild from the ground up," the fire department said on its website. "Our department forefathers rebounded from this adversity strongly and we are extremely proud of the department that we have today."

In 1983, a fire damaged part of the Loveland Health Care Center, occupied mostly by seniors.


The center, on North Second Street, has 100 beds today, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Two years later, in 1985, a fire destroyed part of a Loveland apartment complex.


One resident said he tried to fend off the flames using a garden hose.

"The flames shot out of that building back there and we just couldn't keep it under control," he said.

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