Extra video: Amedia Plaza fire

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A fire accidentally started by two construction workers forced tenants at Amedia Plaza in downtown Youngstown to evacuate the building Thursday afternoon, according to Youngstown Fire Department officials.

YFD Investigator Alvin Ware said two workers doing construction on the sixth floor of the apartment complex at 131 W. Boardman St. were using a grinder when sparks ignited a fire. The workers put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, only to hear an alarm go off while they were on their lunch break after the fire re-ignited, according to Ware.

To see Youngstown Fire Department Chief John O’Neill give more detail about the fire, click the above video.

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