Fire breaks out between 2 occupied houses on south side of Youngstown

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The vacant house is in the 3500 block of Neilson Ave. in the Powerstown neighborhood

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Firefighters were called to a vacant house in Youngstown to distinguish a fire that broke out just after 6 p.m. Friday.

Flames could be seen throughout the house in the 3500 block of Neilson Ave. in the Powerstown neighborhood.

Firefighters worked to save the two occupied homes on both sides, but it left some damaged siding and broken windows.

One neighbor of the house said it has been an eye sore on the block and should have been demolished a long time ago.

“The city promised to do something about it and they never done anything, and then they were supposed to tear it down last year and then they promised the first of the year and we’ve never seen anything. This is the second time this house has been on fire and this is the only bad house in the neighborhood,” said resident Paul Gress.

Crews said the floor inside of the house collapsed. No one was inside and no one was hurt.

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