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Youngstown firefighters say vacant-house fire on West Side was arson

Published: Thu, July 26, 2012 @ 1:40 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Firefighters were called to 21 N. Bon Air Ave. on the city’s West Side about 4 a.m. today for a blaze believed to have been deliberately set.

Officials said it appeared the fire was started near the back door and extended into the house and second floor, mostly on the exterior. Neighbors said the house had been vacant for about two months.

The property damage was estimated at about $20,000, and a demolition request has been filed for the property, according to reports.


1republicanRick(1716 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Youngstown is 10 years behind in demolition. Some buildings have sat abandoned for 35 years. Strickland gave no money and Kasich has thrown us a bone.

Obama will give billions to green solar companies that go broke, but not one dime to Youngstowners as Obama expects us to live in filth and squalor but still vote for him.

Burn, baby, burn.

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2becky47(34 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I live the next block over and was jolted awake at 4am by the smell of smoke coming in my open window. After making sure my house was fine I noticed what looked like smoke so I called 911. Driving by it this morning I noticed there was a For Rent sign in the front yard so I am not sure how much reno the new owner was planning on doing. The house next door is vacant also and looks like it is in worse condition. Hopefully the city will demo both. I would much rather see vacant usable land then falling down houses but arson is not the way to go and thank goodness none of the hardworking firemen and women were injured.

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