Fire damages house in Howland

HOWLAND, Ohio (WKBN) — A mother and her child escaped their home as a raging fire broke out late Wednesday morning.

The two are staying with family as they work to figure out how to rebuild after a fire Wednesday destroyed their home on Aspinwall Avenue. The Red Cross is helping the family as well.

The fire broke out just after 11 a.m. at a home at 2542 Aspinwall Ave. in Howland. Several fire crews arrived to help Howland firefighters battle the blaze including, Bazetta, Cortland and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. Crews had to cut through the roof to reach some of the hot spots.

“Heavy flames and smoke showing. We made a pretty aggressive interior attack. First crew got it knocked down and established water lines,” said Howland Fire Chief James Pantalone.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has collected some evidence and is still working on a final report on how the blaze started. The home appears to be a total loss.

There were no injuries, but the family’s dog died in the blaze.

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