Vacant 346 W. Dewey Ave. home burns to the ground
Fire reports said a vacant 346 W. Dewey Ave. home burned to the ground early Tuesday morning.
Reports said the home was already fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 12:45 a.m. They were called by a nearby neighbor, reports said.
Damage is listed at $1,000. There were no injuries.
Two injured in crash
A man and woman are at Saint Elizabeth Health Center following a one-vehicle accident on the North Side.
Youngstown police and fire crews were called to East Woodland Avenue near the Himrod Expressway just after 4 p.m. for a Ford SUV that rolled over.
The man and woman were thrown from the vehicle. It is believed they were the only ones inside at the time.
The pair's condition or what caused the accident is not known.
Board approves temporary access contract for vacant fire station
The city's board of control approved a temporary access contract with a business owner buying a vacant South Side fire station for $12,700.
An ordinance to permit the sale to go through will be in front of city council for a vote next Wednesday, said Law Director Martin Hume, a member of the board of control.
The board approved the temporary access deal Thursday with David Murdoch, owner of J.W. Murdoch & Sons Inc.
The agreement allows Murdoch to enter the former Station No. 9 at East Midlothian Boulevard and Sheridan Road to secure it in preparation for purchase, Hume said.
A son of Murdoch will live in the 92-year-old former fire station, which will be restored.
Murdoch, owner of a commercial and industrial door business on West Indianola Avenue, plans to upgrade the structure's interior. Murdoch's proposal was the only one received by the city for the building.
The station has long-standing structural issues and had problems with rodents, mold and water leaks.
The city closed the 2,494-square-foot building seven months ago after the city spent about $900,000 for a new Station No. 9 at Ipes Field, also on East Midlothian Boulevard.
Two people escape from burning home in Youngstown
Youngstown fire fighters rescued a man confined to a wheel chair from a burning home.
A call for help was made shortly before 2:00 a.m. Monday morning from 1023 Charlotte Avenue.
When firefighters arrived, flames were visible on the second floor and shooting through the roof of the three story home.
A 35-year-old man was on the porch saying he could not get his 65-year-old uncle, who is handicapped out.
"Other crews were coming in at the time, so as they were working to get him out. Other crews were taking the hose lines and advancing them inside," said Youngstown Fire Chief John O'Neill.
The fire appears to be electrical and may have started from a space heater.
There were no working smoke detectors in the home.
Two men rescued from burning house
Two men were rescued from a burning house in Youngstown Monday morning.
Crews were called to a house on Charlotte Avenue after flames broke out around 1:30 a.m.
Two men were inside the home, one was in a wheelchair. Firefighters helped both men out of the house. No one was injured.
The flames damaged the upper floors of the house and destroyed the roof.
"When Engine 2 got there, there were two gentlemen inside so they helped them get out. One guy was in a wheelchair. He is at a neighbor's house," said Battalion Chief Jimmy Drummond. "The fire was pretty intense on the second and third floor. It burned the whole roof off."
Firefighters said the house is not livable. A damage estimate was not available.
A cause has not been determined.