Fire consumes Mineral Ridge home

WEATHERSFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) — A space heater may be to blame for a fire that destroyed a home in Mineral Ridge Friday morning.

Firefighters were called just before 11 a.m. to the home on Morris Street off state Route 46. A father and son were home at the time.

Firefighters said the son noticed the space heater in his upstairs bedroom spark. When he went to get a fire extinguisher, the flames spread.

Firefighters said they had trouble getting into the home because several doorways were blocked by clutter. The blocked doors also gave the father and son just one exit out of the house, which delayed their escape.

“We started losing a portion of the rear roof and we had to evacuate and look at the situation again and take a look at another direction of extinguishment,” said Weathersfield Fire Chief Randy Pugh.

The owner’s son suffered minor burns on his arm trying to put out the fire. Pugh said the home is a total loss.

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