Firefighters busy in Youngstown, Liberty, and Warren

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Three fire departments responded to three different fires early Friday.

The Warren Fire Department responded to a report of fire in a duplex in the 200 block of Washington Street N.W.

The fire broke out around 3 a.m. Friday, and quickly spread to two alarms.

No one was home at the time, but the house was heavily damaged, especially on the top floor.

Youngstown firefighters battled a house fire on the city’s South Side.

The fire erupted just after midnight in the 500 block of Alexander Street, close to Poland Avenue in Youngstown.

Thick smoke billowed out the first floor windows and porch. Neighbors said the house has been empty for some time.

Firefighters in Liberty rushed to an apartment fire early Friday morning.

Flames shot into the air from an old vacant apartment complex on Naylor Lloyd Road, just off State Route 193.

Firefighters allowed the vacant building burn to the ground.  Officials said the building had been empty for about five years.

The Liberty Fire Capt. said he suspects arson was the cause of the fire.

The flames threatened no other houses.

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