Crews battle occupied home fireplace in Youngstown

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During the evacuation, officials said residents were primarily concerned with saving an urn belonging to a family member

by: WKBN employees

Posted: Mar 21, 2021 / 7:43 PM EDT
Updated: March 21, 2021 / 7:58 p.m. EDT

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Crews extinguished an occupied house fire on Youngstown’s South Side Sunday night.

It happened after 6:30 p.m. on the 400 block on Williamson Avenue.

Battalion chief Charlie Smith said the fire started in the back of the house.

Several people were at home at the time and they were all safely evacuated.

During the evacuation, officials said residents were primarily concerned with saving an urn belonging to a family member. It was also saved from the fire.

There were no injuries.

The house is a complete loss, said firefighters, and the Red Cross will help relocate the seven residents who lived there.