NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (WKBN) – Firefighters were called to a house in Newton Falls on Friday afternoon.
The fire appeared to have started in the garage of a home at 2675 Newton Tomlinson Rd. before moving to the house. Heavy smoke was coming from the roof.
The fire extended into the family room and started traveling along the roofline. Firefighters cut a hole in the roof in an effort to stop it from spreading.
Two of three people who live at the house were home at the time of the fire but got out safely, however, their pet cat died.
Since there aren’t any hydrants in the area, water had to be trucked in.
Crews got the fire under control, but there is a lot of damage to the garage and home as well as a car that was parked nearby.
The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting in the investigation.
“Right now it’s under investigation. I do not believe it to be suspicious at this time. We believe it’s an accidental fire. All occupants escaped with no injuries,” said Newton Falls Joint Fire District Chief Douglas Theobald.
Firefighters say they were able to salvage some personal belongings for the family.
The Red Cross was called in to help.
Multiple fire departments were called to the scene to assist.