Crews battle string of house fires

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Youngstown firefighters battled a string of fires beginning around 5:30 p.m. Sunday with the latest one erupting early Monday morning.

Firefighters were called around 3 a.m. Monday to a vacant house fire on West Florida Avenue on the city’s South Side.

When crews arrived, they found light smoke coming from the top floor of the house.

No injuries were reported.

Crews were called around 1 a.m. Monday to the old library building on Himrod Avenue on Youngstown’s East Side.

Firefighters were able to control the fire before it consumed the building.

No one was hurt.

Around 8 p.m. Sunday, crews were called to a vacant house on St. Louis Avenue.

Neighbors said the house was abandoned, but people lived next door.

No one hurt. Investigators are considering the blaze suspicious.

At 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, five Youngstown fire trucks were called to a house fire at 129 East Lucius Avenue on the city’s South Side.

Firefighters had to use axes to get into the structure and closer to the fire.

Neighbors said the house has been vacant for a few years.

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