Youngstown firefighters battle four blazes


Staff Report

YOUNGSTOWN

City firefighters had a busy overnight period Thursday extending into Friday morning, including fires at two vacant homes on two different sides of town about the same time.

About 4:30 a.m. Friday, firefighters were called to a 122 Superior St. home on the North Side and when they got there they found the home engulfed in flames, reports said. The front door was boarded up and reports also said firefighters responded to calls at the home in 2009 and 2012. Damage is listed at $5,100 and the cause is arson, reports said.

About the same time crews were called to a 72 E. Glenaven Ave. home about 4:35 p.m. That home was also a total loss, reports state. Damage was listed at $200, reports said.

Firefighters were called to another home on the street about 9:50 p.m. Thursday at 65 E. Glenaven Ave., where another home was destroyed by flames and siding was damaged on a neighboring home. The cause for both fires is listed as arson. Damage is listed at $190 there, reports said.

Crews also battled a fire in two caars at a 535 N. Garland Ave. auto scrap yard on the East Side about 10:35 p.m. Thursday. At first firefighters could not get inside because the fence was electrified, reports said, until employees came to let them in.

Both cars had been in the yard for a while and were scheduled to be scrapped today, reports said. The cause is listed as arson. No damage estimate was listed on reports.

No one was injured in any of the fires.

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