Departments battled a pair of house fires in Trumbull County Monday evening.
About 6:45 p.m., crews from Warren city and township and Lordstown village were called out to a fire at 1847 Main Ave. S.W., Warren Township. The house has been vacant for more than five years, according to township fire officials.
Flames and heavy smoke could be seen coming from the upper floors and attic.
Warren Township fire Chief Kenneth Shick estimated the damage at $15,000 and said most of the damage was limited to the interior. He said there was no furniture in the home.
Crews had the fire under control in less than a half-hour.
Shick said the Trumbull Fire Investigation Unit is looking into what caused the blaze since the structure has been vacant for five to six years.
Smoke pours Monday from a vacant house at 1847 Main Ave. S.W., Warren Township. Crews from three area departments battled the blaze for about a half-hour.
Photo by Bob Coupland
''It has been abandoned for some time. The fire is suspicious,'' he said.
About 20 minutes earlier, the Hubbard Township Fire Department responded to a 3615 Woodbine Ave. home engulfed in flames.
Because there are no fire hydrants in the area, the department requested assistance from the Liberty Fire Department, which brought a tanker truck with water to the scene.
The fire, which heavily damaged the home, is believed to have started in a bedroom. As of late Monday, a cause and damage estimate were not available.
The owner was taken to Northside Medical Center in Youngstown to be treated for smoke inhalation. Fire officials did not release his name.