Fire on South Ave. in Boardman evacuates several families

The fire chief is now saying the fire was accidental

The fire chief is now saying the fire was accidental.

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – Several families had to be evacuated from an apartment building after it caught fire late Saturday night.

It happened on South Avenue in Boardman around 11:30 p.m. Fire crews had to close off part of the road for several hours.

They say the fire started in a first floor kitchen. The fire chief is now saying the fire was accidental.

No one was hurt.