Warren residents worry abandoned homes are targets for fires

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Several Warren Township residents are worried about the number of burned and abandoned homes in their neighborhoods.

Residents want the old structures torn down, calling them a safety hazard and a temptation for arsonists.

According to the Tribune Chronicle, trustees have been in touch with Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership in Warren about what can be done with the homes.

In the city, firefighters were called out twice Wednesday to two separate fires at abandoned properties.

A fire department spokesman said crews were called out at 9 p.m. to a carport fire at the condemned Westwood Apartments, 1739 Parkman Road NW.

Earlier at 3:22 p.m., crews responded to a porch fire at 260 Second St. SW, which is a vacant house.

No injuries were reported at either fire. Both fires are under investigation.

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