House fire lights up the night on Youngstown's east side
As flames lit up the sky over an east side neighborhood, members of the Youngstown Fire Department worked to protect homes near a house that went up in smoke Thursday night.
Crews were called to the 1000 block of Berkley Avenue off of McGuffey Road at around 10:15 p.m.
Knowing that the structure was vacant, firefighters concentrated on keeping the homes across the street from being ignited by burning embers.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. There are no reports of injuries.
West side man escapes from Youngstown house fire
A west side man jumped to safety after his house caught fire Tuesday afternoon.
Investigators say flames broke out in the kitchen or back porch of the house at 46 South Lakeview Avenue just after 1:30 p.m.
The only person inside the house jumped out of a front window to escape unharmed.
A woman and her four children who also reside at the home were away at the time of the fire, which also spread to an upstairs bathroom.
Investigators are still looking for the cause of the blaze which caused approximately $20,000 damage.
Cause of massive Asphalt Solutions fire cannot be determined
The cause of a March 19 fire that destroyed a Market Street business will officially be undetermined.
Fire Department Capt. Alvin Ware, head of the Fire Investigation Unit, said investigators cannot determine the cause of a fire that destroyed Asphalt Solutions because of the extensive amount of damage done to the business and a vacant home that abuts it.
Ware said the blaze started in the vacant home, but the fire was so intense there that a cause cannot be determined.
The blaze destroyed the business and the vehicles inside. The owner has said he plans to stay in business.
Youngstown South Side fire kills several dogs
Fire reports said several dogs died during a fire Thursday afternoon that destroyed a South Side home.
Crews found a heavy fire at 495 Almyra Ave. when they were called about 2:15 p.m. and found five Dachsunds in cages in the driveway when they got there. The homeowner told firefighters he was watching television with his wife when he noticed a fire, but he delayed in calling 911 because he tried to put the fire out himself.
Reports said when the smoke was too much, the homeowner picked up two cages with dogs and ran outside but could not get back in to get the other dogs. Reports said five dogs perished, but did not say what type of breeds they were.
Firefighters also found four propane tanks that were being used for heat and several electric cords were found through the house, with an extension cord from the basement to the living room all burned up. Reports said the fire started around a clothes dryer.
Damage is listed at $7,000.
Small porch fire today on North Side
Fire investigators will try and determine the cause of a small fire on an enclosed front porch at a North Side home about 10:30 a.m. today.
Crews were called to a home in the 400 block of Alameda Avenue, where they were quickly able to put the fire out. A spokesman on the scene said the department's Fire Investigation Unit will look into how the fire started.