Vacant office building catches fire on Youngstown’s south side

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The building was on the city's list to be demolished

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A 95-year-old vacant building caught on fire in Youngstown Monday evening.

It happened in the city’s Lansingville neighborhood on the south side at Taft and E. Indianola avenues.

The fire started around 5 p.m. with a lot of smoke. Firefighters were seen on the roof and knocking out windows to get it under control.

A sign on the building says it was built in 1925.

A neighbor said it once housed a grocery store, but it’s been gone at least 40 years.

Fire officials were unsure how it started and said no one was hurt.

The building was on the city’s list to be demolished.

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