Fire consumes house on Youngstown’s west side

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A fire destroyed a house in Youngstown early Monday.

It started just before 4 a.m. in the 1500 block of Manhattan Avenue. Flames were extending above the roof of the two story structure.

The house was vacant, but neighbors said there was some type of get-together in the yard Sunday night, according to fire officials.

There are no reported injuries.

Ohio Edison was a called to check on the electircity.

Fire officials said they were worried about surrounding houses and worked to keep the fire from spreading. They let the house burn down as a controlled burn.

First News returned to the house Monday afternoon and it was easy to see the structure had been leveled by the fire.

There was nothing but rubble left on the foundation.

Fire investigators still want to know how it started.

Fire on Manhattan Avenue in Youngstown
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