Firefighters respond to series of vacant house fires

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Four vacant house fires in less than 24 hours,¬†that’s what firefighters in Youngstown dealt with Monday night.

The Youngstown Fire Department was called to Dewey Avenue just after 9 p.m., and moments later were called to Pasadena Ave. just two blocks over.

The blaze on Dewey Ave. was extinguished rather quickly, but the fire on Pasadena still burned after. That’s because officials said by the time they arrived it was already too late to salvage.

The fire department had five trucks at each of the fires.

“What we’re looking at is the proximity of the fires to each other and trying to find tips to see if they’re related, whether or not, and whether they were intentionally set,” said Youngstown Fire Department Chief John O’Neill.

The two houses on either side of the burning home on Pasadena are believed to be vacant. Firefighters were working to stop that fire from potentially spreading.

Investigators are trying to piece together the cause of each blaze.


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