An old nursing home burns down in Chillicothe

CHILLICOTHE - A 160 year old building burned to the ground in Chillicothe on Friday. WMBD arrived on the scene around 1:30 p.m. on Friday. 

Nola McClune and her family are in shock that their childhood home is now gone. The property has been in Nola's family for over fifty years. 
 
McClune says, "And my mom married my dad, they took it, made it partially a nursing home on the side, and we lived in the main house." 
 
Mcclune says despite her long-time home burning down, the memories of her childhood can never be erased, "A lot of memories. a lot of good and a lot of bad. but the good outweighs the bad."
 
Firefighters rush to the scene to try and prevent the fire from spreading, but because the building has been abandoned for a few years, no firemen were allowed inside.
 
Chief Firefighter Mike Denzer says, "operations are going fine we are in defensive mode since its been an abandoned building we're not allowing any firefighters inside so we're attacking the fire from the outside."
 
Even though the facility has been abandoned a few years, it does not change the significance it has to Nola, "This means the world to me ... this is my home...its where i grew up."  
 
McClune believes the fire may have been intentionally set.  Authorities are still investigating.

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