BRACEVILLE TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A fire destroyed a house in Braceville Township late Wednesday night. Investigators still don’t know how the house on Warren Ravenna Road caught fire.
Ashley Love was driving by around 11:30 p.m. and spotted the fire. She shared some photos of the fire raging through the house with us.
“I heard all the fire trucks going past my house,” said Valerie Knodel, who lives just down the road. “They woke me up.”
In all, seven fire departments responded to help get the fire under control.
The couple who lives there wasn’t home when the fire started.
“We know that if you’re standing facing the front of the house, the fire started in the right section of the house. It was like a living room area. And after that, it just spread through the entire structure,” said Newton Falls Joint Fire District Chief Douglas Theobald.
“Now it’s just down to nothing and it’s a beautiful home,” Knodel said.
Firefighters said between the house and everything inside, the fire caused more than $200,000 in damage.
“There’s nothing left of the right side of the house,” Theobald said. “There’s a little bit left of the left side of the house but it’s so heavily fire-damaged, it would be my opinion that the house is a total loss.”
The Trumbull County Fire Investigation Unit is handling the case.