Youngstown Fire Department investigates weekend fires
Two fires from over the weekend remain under investigation.
Youngstown fire crews were sent at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday to a home at 1523 McGuffey Road for an occupied structure fire.
The fire was confined to the first floor dining area, kitchen and rear porch area. The fire did burn a hole through the ceiling of the dining area.
The occupant of the house ran out with the family dog after the fire was spotted. No one was injured.
At 1:19 a.m. Saturday, fire crews went to Gateway Gas Mart at 1231 Market St. for a small fire burning by one of the pumps. Fire personnel discovered it was a gas can burning. It was extinguished with an extinguisher, and then multiple pour patterns were found around the building. The owners of the business were notified, and arson investigators were contacted.
Road on Youngstown’s west side re-opens after gas leak
A gas leak forced emergency workers to close down a section of a street on Youngstown's west side Tuesday afternoon.
Youngstown Fire Department workers closed both lanes of Canfield Rd. at Sunnybrooke Dr. around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The road re-opened around 2:20 p.m.
Dominion Ohio worked to fix the leak, which sprung near the intersection of S. Meridian Rd. and Flo Lor Drive. Dominion is working to fix the meter at the residence.
Three injured in Youngstown head on crash
Three people were hospitalized following a head on crash that closed Hubbard Road Wednesday evening.
Two cars collided just before 6 p.m., near Cleveland Auto Wrecking, not far from the city limits.
When the vehicles came to rest, they were blocking both lanes of the road.
Police from the Traffic Division kept the highway shut down as they conducted their investigation.
First responders from the city fire department were dispatched to the scene when gasoline was reported to be leaking from the vehicles.
There is no word on the condition or names of the victims.
5 injured in I-680 accident in Youngstown
Five people were injured Sunday evening when a mini van lost control and crashed on Interstate 680 in Youngstown.
The accident happened just before 6 p.m. on I-680 near the South Avenue exit.
Youngstown police said it appears the van carrying two adults and three children was cut off by another driver, smashed into the median and flipped over.
All five were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The accident is under investigation.
Traffic was backed in the area for about an hour as crews worked to clear the scene.
Youngstown police respond to I-680 van rollover
Police in Youngstown are investigating an accident that left traffic backed up on Interstate 680 Sunday night.
Police say a van rolled over on 680 northbound just before the South Avenue/Downtown exit just after 6 p.m.
Officials with the Youngstown Police Department say traffic was blocked or some time, however, the lanes have been reopened.
Authorities were unable to say how many people were injured in the crash, but did confirm that there were injuries and all victims are currently in stable condition and receiving medical treatment.
Police are unable to say at this time if another vehicle was involved in the crash, but say they are investigating.