EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (WKBN) – The East Palestine Fire Department had a busy Easter Sunday.

They were sent to a house fire where they said a neighbor was able to help buy the department some time.

In a Facebook post, Fire Chief Josh Brown said a boy was outside playing when he saw the fire.

The boy alerted his family and one member took a fire extinguisher to the flames.

The department said the fire could have been a lot worse.

No one was home at the time of the fire.