Crews battle two fires in Youngstown
Two fires in the city of Youngstown kept crews busy overnight.
The first fire broke out about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of East Myrtle Avenue.
Smoke and flames were shooting from the house as crews worked to control the blaze. The house was completely destroyed.
About a half hour later, a fire erupted at a house on the west side.
Crews were called to the 1600 block of Hartzell Avenue where a fire was consuming a house and eventually damaged a neighboring home.
Both houses are believed to be vacant and no one was injured. Investigators have not determined a cause at either location.
Youngstown firefighters battle two blazes
City firefighters battled blazes at two vacant homes at about the same time Wednesday morning.
Crews were called to a 338 E. Myrtle Ave. home on the South Side about 1:40 a.m. and found the home totally consumed by flames that melted the siding on a home across the street, reports said. A car parked across the street in a field also received minor damage and power was knocked out to several homes on the block, reports said. Damage is listed at $6,680.
About 2 a.m., crews were called to a 1624 Hartzell Ave. home on the West Side, and that fire was also heavily involved when the first companies arrived. Damage there is listed at $14,400.
The cause for both fires is listed as arson. No one was injured in either blaze.
Fire crews in Youngstown respond to three different blazes
Fire crews in Youngstown got an early start to their day on Sunday as they responded to three different house fires all around the same time.
The first fire broke out on Hillman Street about 5:00 a.m. Crews responded to a second fire just a few blocks away at the intersection of Hillman and Chicago Avenue.
Fire officials say they were also called to a house fire on Ridge Street around the same time as the other fires.
There is no word if anyone lived in the homes, but all three burned to the ground.
Youngstown firefighters battle two blazes overnight
Youngstown firefighters were busy last night as they had to fight two different vacant house fires.
The fire department said they got two calls around 5 a.m. Sunday.
The one fire was at the intersection of Hillman Street and East Delason Avenue, while the other fire was less than a mile away at the intersection of Hillman Street and Chicago Avenue.
Firefighters said when they got to the vacant houses, they were both fully engulfed in flames.
The investigation is ongoing and the arson unit will be out to see what started the fires on Monday.
Jail dryer fire causes damage to laundry area
A dryer fire at the Mahoning County Justice Center caused damage to the building's laundry area.
The fire was reported at 3:55 p.m. Monday. The laundry area filled with smoke from the fire that started inside a dryer, according to a Youngstown fire report.
The jail's sprinkler system worked, but was ineffective because the fire was inside the dryer.
The jail's laundry supervisor told firefighters that inmate workers put linens in the dryer about 2:45 p.m. and there was nothing out of the ordinary about it. The fire is considered accidental, the fire report states.