About 100 inquiries received by Toledo since the airing of the investigation in late February.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo has received dozens of inquiries related to its fire-escrow account since the airing of a WTOL 11 investigation on Feb. 23.
Stephanie Beebe, who oversees the account for Toledo, said Thursday morning that the city has received about 100 calls and emails from residents inquiring about possible refunds.
If a home suffers a fire in Toledo and the homeowner collects insurance money to make repairs, a portion of that insurance money is deposited in the fire-escrow account.
For every $15,000 from insurance claims, $2,000 is redirected to the fund. It protects the city in case a resident doesn’t repair or demolish the home.
The escrow can be used by the city to do the job. Once repairs have been made – or the property is leveled and cleared – the escrow money can be returned to residents …