House damaged in Austintown fire

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – An overnight fire damaged a home in Austintown.

Crews were called about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to the house at 71 South Anderson Rd.

Austintown Fire Chief Andy Frost said that when crews arrived, they immediately worked to stamp out flames that were originating from the kitchen. Crews kept the fire from spreading to the rest of the structure.

The resident of the house and pets made it out safely.

A firefighter fighting the blaze went to the hospital after injuring his back, but left after a short stay.

Frost said the fire department is looking into whether or not a turned-on burner on the stove as a possible cause of the fire.

The house sustained $22,000 in damage, and the homeowner is currently staying with family, according to Frost.

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