Attempt to burn Youngstown home fails

YOUNGSTOWN — Fire reports said someone tried to burn down an occupied home at 113 N. Evanston Ave. early Saturday morning.

Crews were called about 6 a.m. Saturday for a report of a heavy odor of gasoline and the people in the home were evacuated because of the odor.

Fire crews searched and found the odor was heaviest in the basement. A search of the outside of the home found evidence of a fire on the side of the home which damaged a basement wall and fence. There were footprints in the snow leading to the area of fire damage, reports said.

Damage is listed at $1,000 and a fire report said the cause is intentional.

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