facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up

Sorry, no featured jobs currently.

- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

UPDATE | Fire officials probe whether burned house was occupied



Published: Mon, May 12, 2014 @ 9:49 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Fire officials believe a home that caught fire early this morning and spread to a nearby church and destroyed it was not vacant.

Fire Chief John O’Neill said this morning that investigators believe the home next to the Grace Evangelistic Temple Ministries at the corner of Shehy and Forest avenues was occupied and investigators are looking for the homeowner, O’Neill said.

The home caught fire about 3 a.m. and by the time firefighters arrived it had spread to the church and was caught in the eaves of the roof. Firefighters tried to fight the flames from inside but the flames spread too quickly and they had to be pulled out, leaving some equipment behind. O’Neill said 10 minutes after they were pulled out, the roof collapsed.

All that remains of the church is the outer walls. Firefighters were still on the scene dousing hot spots at both the home and the church.

The home was also destroyed.


Comments

1Erplane(475 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm very sad to see the loss of that church. There are many empty churches throughout Youngstown, and I hope one can be made available for the parishoners.

Suggest removal:

2Search4Answers(718 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

This city is burning down one day at a time.

Suggest removal:

3Not_Gilligans_Ginger(126 comments)posted 2 months, 1 week ago

Erplace, exactly what I was thinking. There's a gorgeous Catholic church on the east side sitting vacant. I think the Youngstown Diocese should offer it for use until Grace Church rebuilds or locates a new home.

Suggest removal:


News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Marketplace
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2014 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes | Pittsburgh International Airport