MILTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WYTV) -Multiple departments were called Friday morning to a fire in Milton Township.
Flames broke out just before 4:30 a.m. at a home on Robinson Road near the Trumbull/Mahoning County line.
A Trumbull County dispatcher said no one was home at the time of the fire.
A neighbor, who is also a relative to those living in the home, said nobody was home at the time of the fire, as they were out of town for a family event. She said she heard an explosion around 4:30 a.m., and she went outside to find the garage completely engulfed in flames.
Milton Township Fire Chief Harold Maynard said the fire was tough to put out.
“This house, because of the way it’s designed, it has areas of the house that are not truly accessible. It has false walls and the fire gets back into those. Now, we have to concentrate on getting those walls open and any fire that might be back in there out,” he said from the scene Friday morning.
The house was declared a total loss. The fire department has called in the State Fire Marshal to investigate the cause of the fire.