Fire damages house on west side
Crews in Youngstown worked to put out a fire at a home on the city's west side.
Firefighters were called about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday to the house in the 100 block of Manchester Avenue.
Initial reports indicate at least one person may have been living at the house.
The fire appeared to have started on the second floor.
No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
YFD welcomes new Lieutenants
The Youngstown Fire Department is proud in announce four new Lieutenants to the ranks.
Chad Manchester, John Carbon, Terrance Gamble and David Cisine all raised their right hands as they were promoted to their new positions by Mayor John McNally.
The men replace officers who have retired, bringing the department back to a full staff.
The ceremony took place in front of a crowd of family and friends.
"It was nice to have all the family members here. I think it's really important, that family support, they've got a tough job and a lot to do and a lot of responsibility," said Youngstown Fire chief John O'Neill.
O'Neill said another 10 to 15 officers are set to retire in the next 18 months.
Crews let vacant house burn on south side
An overnight fire caused a vacant south side Youngstown home to collapse.
The fire broke out about 2 a.m. Monday at a two-story home along East Ravenwood, just off of Erie Street.
The house was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived. Firefighters let the structure burn while preventing the fire from spreading to nearby structures.
Arson claims Ravenwood Avenue house
Fire reports say a vacant 184 E. Ravenwood Ave. home was destroyed by an fire early Monday morning.
Crews arriving just before 2 a.m. found the house engulfed in flames.
Reports said firefighters protected surrounding homes and allowed the home to burn to the ground.
Damage is listed at $12,600. No one was injured. The cause is listed as arson.
Elderly woman, dogs escape Yo. fire
An elderly woman, a group of about six people and a number of dogs escaped from a house where a fire started Thursday morning in Youngstown.
Fire department workers put out the fire, which started on the second floor of a house at 604 N. Garland Ave., where an elderly woman lives. Officials said the fire started behind a dresser but were not sure how it started.
There are two houses on the property at 604 N. Garland Ave., and between the two, six or seven people had to be evacuated, as well as a large group of dogs.
The Red Cross came to the scene to help the victims.