House fire in Boardman destroys family Christmas tree and presents

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Firefighters say when they arrived, smoke and fire was showing from the back of the house

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — Fire investigators in Boardman are trying to figure out what sparked a living room fire Christmas morning.

It happened at a home on Brainard Drive at around 7 a.m.

Firefighters say when they arrived, smoke and fire was showing from the back of the house.

They were able to put it out quickly and contain the damage to the living room, but Capt. Will Ferrando says all the family’s gifts under the tree were destroyed.

“By the time we got in to put out the fire, the Christmas tree had already burned. It was the room where all the presents were unfortunately,” said Ferrando.

No one was injured in the fire, but investigators are still trying to determine what caused it.

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