Accident shuts down South Avenue in Youngstown
An accident shut down South Avenue in Youngstown Sunday.
The crash happened about 4 p.m. near the I-680 exit ramp.
Youngstown police said a vehicle was traveling north on South Avenue when another car pulled out in front of it.
Officers on the scene say they are not sure which driver ran the red light.
Three women were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Car damaged in garage fire
The cause of a garage fire in Youngstown is under investigation.
The fire broke out about 1 a.m. Tuesday in the 2700 block of Firnley Avenue, on the city's south side.
Investigators said a car inside may have sparked the blaze. The owner had just parked the vehicle in the garage and minutes later the fire erupted.
The roof of the garage collapsed under the intense flames.
Firefighters were able to protect the nearby house.
Yo. fire investigator: Rigby fire was arson
Youngstown Chief Fire Investigator Alvin Ware said that a fire early Monday morning on Rigby Street in Youngstown was an act of arson, considering details he and his crew found at the scene.
Ware said the gas and electricity supplies to the building, which used to be a supermarket, had been shut off. Ware said that investigators currently do not have any suspects in connection with the arson and that they are waiting to talk to the owner of the property.
Flames broke out about 4:30 a.m.at the site of the former grocery store at 1122 Rigby St. Flames and smoke from the burning structure could be seen for miles.
Crews did not enter the building because of safety concerns, letting it burn to the ground. Authorities said the building had been vacant for quite a while.
Truck fire sends smoke towering over Youngstown
People driving through Youngstown may have wondered why they could see a large plume of smoke over part of the city Tuesday morning.
The source of the smoke was a box truck that was burning near the downtown area.
The fire was reported around 10:00 am. The truck was parked in a lot on Marshall Street, behind the Maennerchor building.
The truck was carrying ladders, compressors and other construction equipment.
No one was injured, but the truck was heavily damaged.
Investigators are looking for the cause of the fire.
Former grocery store goes up in flames
Crews worked early Monday morning to contain a fire at an old business in Youngstown.
Flames broke out about 4:30 a.m.at the site of a former grocery store on Rigby Street.
Flames and smoke from the burning structure could be seen for miles.
Crews did not enter the building because of safety concerns.
No homes are nearby and no one was hurt.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.