Woman escapes house fire in Youngstown

The fire broke out about 5 a.m. at a house in the 300 block of E. Philadelphia Ave.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) –¬†Thanks to the quick response of some Youngstown firefighters, a women on the city’s south side will be able to keep her home.

She called¬†dispatchers, saying her house on East Philadelphia Avenue was filling up with smoke. Firefighters got there in two minutes — that was around 5 a.m. — and got the fire under control shortly after.

Firefighters say there was heavy fire damage to the first floor, and if they got there a few minutes later, there would have been a lot more damage.

The woman was able to get out of the house with her dog unharmed.

A cause hasn’t yet been determined.