Vacant east side Youngstown home destroyed in fire

The house is located on the 100 block of S. Garland Avenue

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A vacant home was destroyed in a fire on the east side of Youngstown Saturday evening.

The house is located on the 100 block of S. Garland Avenue. Calls for the fire came in around 5 p.m.

The home was vacant, according to officials. It has been destroyed.

There were no injuries.

The siding on the house next door has also been severely damaged. Those residents got out safely.

“Crews made a great stop limiting the damage to the exposure,” said John Lightly, Youngstown battalion fire chief. “Called one extra company to assist us — it was manpower extensive. These houses are only 6-8 feet apart, so the original structure fire was already extending to the exposure.”

WYTV spoke with the owner of the damaged home. He said the house that caught fire has been vacant for more than eight years.

He also said he’s reached out to the mayor several times about it, but nothing was ever done.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

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