Fire consumes vacant house in Youngstown
For the second time in two days a vacant house in Youngstown was left to burn to the ground.
Crews were called about 4 a.m. to a house on Chalmers Avenue near Market Street.
Flames were shooting from the roof of the house when crews arrived, and the structure was left to burn down.
No one was hurt.
Crews were called about 1 a.m.Tuesday to a house in the 100 block of Cohasset Drive near Hillman Street. When they arrived, the house was already engulfed in flames. Crews conducted a controlled burn of the house.
Both fires are considered suspicious.
Flames light up sky on south side
Flames lit up the night sky in Youngstown early Tuesday morning from a fire on the south side.
Crews were called about 1 a.m. to the 100 block of Cohasset Drive, near Hillman Street. When they arrived, the house was already engulfed in flames.
No one lives in the house, and crews conducted a controlled burn of the structure.
No one was hurt and a cause has not been determined.
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.