Arson suspected in Youngstown fires

Gina's drive thru fire

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Arson is suspected in two overnight fires that heavily damaged a former Youngstown business and a vacant house.

Flames broke out shortly before 3 a.m. Monday at the old Gina’s Drive Thru along Glenwood Avenue on the city’s South Side.

Firefighters found several small fires burning inside the building and said they could smell gasoline.

A suspicious fire damaged the same building in May.

Also in Youngstown, firefighters battled a vacant house fire on the city’s North Side late Sunday night.

Bright flames could be seen and heavy smoke was pouring out of the house on Elm Street.

Firefighters worked to keep the flames from spreading to neighboring homes.

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