WARREN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) — Fire departments in the area responded to a house fire in Warren Township Sunday morning.
The incident occurred on the 200 block of Gillmer Road just after 7 a.m.
A neighbor, Michael Reihard, said that he heard an explosion.
“I actually thought it was a car accident on the freeway being so close to the route,” said Reihard.
Ten minutes after Reihard heard the bang, the first of ten fire trucks lined his street.
Crews from Lordstown, Newton Falls, Braceville, Champion, Southington and Warren Township responded to the scene.
“I saw all the fire trucks and a big cloud of smoke above the house. Luckily, everyone got out safe,” Reihard said.
One woman and two dogs were able to escape. One dog is currently missing, according to Chief Randy Daniels from Warren Twp.
No one else was in the home.
“The first floors, the second floor, and the staircase leading to the second floor were all burnt and gone,” said Daniels.
Because of the damage, fire crews had to enter through the windows.
“We had to resort to a defensive strategy until we got enough of the fire knocked down before we were able to make access through windows and what have you in the second floor,” Daniels said.
The state fire marshal is still investigating the cause of the fire.
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