Vacant Home Catches Fire on Youngstown’s East Side

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE BLAZE
Firefighters focused their efforts on protecting the nearby occupied houses on North Pearl Street in Youngstown.

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A fully engulfed vacant house fire on Youngstown’s East Side kept firefighters busy on Saturday.

It happened shortly after 2 p.m. at a vacant house on North Pearl Street.

When crews got there, bright orange flames were shooting from the structure.

Firefighters focused their efforts on protecting the nearby occupied houses.

“There was extensive heat,” said Battalion Chief Gary DiTullio. “The heat came across the street, it actually cracked some windows in-house across the street and a couple of doors down.”

Neighbors said the house has been vacant for at least four years.

DiTullio said no one was injured, and the case will be turned over to fire investigators.

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