Fire destroys a home in Green Township

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Aerial of the Green Township house fire, courtesy of Zach Whitehead, Snow Fox Aerial.

GREEN TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A fire destroyed a home at 9348 Youngstown-Salem Road in Green Township on Friday.

Although crews were able to draw water from a nearby pond, soon after firefighters arrived, the intense flames and heat set off rounds of live ammunition that were inside the house. That forced crews to aim water at the fire from their trucks and back away from the scene until the ammo was no longer a threat.

Once that happened, they were able to get the blaze under control.

“We’re going to stick around. We’re going to make sure there’s no more hot spots. The Fire Marshal is going to come and do a little investigation on it, and that’s all I know at this time,” Green Township Fire Lt. Mark Kyser said from the scene on Friday afternoon.

canfield house fire youngstown-salem roadThe fire was reported around noon on Friday. There were several fire departments on the scene, including the Canfield, Green, Ellsworth and Damascus fire departments.

Investigators said it did not appear anyone was home at the time. No one was hurt, but the house was declared a total loss.

Watch the video above to see aerial footage of the fire, shot by Zach Whitehead, of Snow Fox Aerial.


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