Two firefighters injured while battling fire at Youngstown business

When firefighters arrived, smoke was coming from the building

Youngstown firefighters worked Monday to control a fire at a business on the northeast side of the city. The fire broke out about 4:30 a.m. at Youngstown Contractors Supply Inc. on Randall Avenue.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown firefighters worked Monday to control a fire at a business on the northeast side of the city.

Youngstown firefighters are working to control a fire at a business on the northeast side of the city. The fire broke out about 4:30 a.m. Monday at Youngstown Contractors Supply Inc. on Randall Avenue.The fire started about 4:30 a.m. at Youngstown Contractors Supply Inc. on Randall Avenue.

Two fire engines were called to the scene.

When firefighters arrived, smoke was coming from the building.

Chief John O’Neill said there was a significant fire inside the building. Two firefighters were injured battling the fire.

“This is hard work, brutal work. They’ve got to peel all that roofing back and it’s manual labor. One guy got burned and one hurt his shoulder,” O’Neill said.They were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

The injured firefighters were taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. They have since been released.

Crews from Ohio Edison shut off power to the building while firefighters worked.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the State Fire Marshal.

According to the company’s website, Youngstown Contractors Supply Inc. provides construction and building equipment.

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