Firefighters battle chimney fire in Lisbon area

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The Lisbon fire chief says the family was using their wood burner inside the chimney

LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – Multiple crews from around Columbiana County worked to contain a house fire early Thursday morning.

Shortly before 3 a.m., fire broke out in the chimney of a home along the 6600 block of Lusk-Lock Road in the Lisbon area.

It took firefighters nearly 30 minutes to put out the flames. The fire was contained to the first floor. Lisbon fire chief Paul Gresh said the fire may have started from a wood burner in the chimney.

“Apparently, the bricks got hot or the mortar got loose. Heat extended into the wood side or wood frame and burnt. Started the fire inside the wall there,” he said. “We were lucky we held the damage right to that area; nothing extended into the second floor.”

Everyone got out safely.

The official cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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