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A fire destroyed a Canton auto shop early Monday morning. Firefighters were called to the fire at Auto Specialties in the 2100 block of Cleveland Avenue around 6 a.m.
Battalion Chief Tom Garra with the Canton Fire Department says the fire started in the basement, which was fully engulfed in flames.
Several nearby homes were evacuated as a safety precaution. No injuries have been reported.
A number of used cars for sale surrounded the structure at Auto Specialties. Fire officials have not evaluated the amount of damage to the cars outside the building.
Garra says the building is considered a total loss.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Auto Specialties sells used cars and offers repair and towing services, according to their website.
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Louisville City Manager Tom Ault tells AkronNewsNow.com that crews have extinguished the fire on the roof of Louisville Middle School around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday after an apparent lightning strike.
There were no injuries to any students or staff members and a damage estimate is not known at this time.
Ault says the lightning strike is not a confirmed cause at this point, but upon arrival, firefighters could see smoke and fire coming from the roof of the school.
The Louisville Fire Department received some assistance from neighboring departments, including Canton and Plain Township.
Ault says its unknown at this time if classes will go on as scheduled at the middle school Thursday.
Keep checking with AkronNewsNow.com for more information on this developing story.
Authorities are saying Louisville Middle School in Stark County has been evacuated after a lightning strike caught the roof on fire Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters are still on scene at the middle school battling the blaze.
NewsChannel 5 reports students at the school were evacuated around 2 p.m. and taken to Louisville High School. The TV station also reports multiple fire departments including Canton and Plain Township were called in to help extinguish the fire.
More information will come as soon as it's available.
On the Web: www.newsnet5.com
Two Akron area fires early Saturday are being investigated.
One person died in a Barberton house fire.
NewsChannel 5 reports that fire crews got to the scene of a Lincoln Avenue home at around 1 AM early Saturday morning.
The home was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrived. One person was found dead inside the home. Investigators are still looking for the cause.
Two firefighters were hurt battling a house fire in Akron early Saturday.
It happened at just before 4 AM at a home on Alfretta Avenue.
Firefighters saw flames coming out of the two story brick building and attacked the fire from inside. One firefighter fell through a hole in the foor of a hallway, and a second was also injured.
Both were sent to Akron General Medical Center, and their conditions are not yet known.
The home was a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
An Akron man got out of his home, after it caught fire last night on Preston Avenue.
The Akron Fire Department tells AkronNewsNow that it started at just after 11:30 on Tuesday night.
NewsChannel 5 reports that the fire started on the second floor of the home, in a bedroom.
Neighbors say flames were shooting out of a second floor window when firefighters got to the home.
The fire department has no reports of injuries.
It's not believed that weather caused the fire, which is still under investigation.
On the Web: WEWS NewsChannel 5, www.newsnet5.com
Update 12:44 p.m. Wed.
A flash fire inside a recycling plant in Twinsburg critically injured a man Wednesday morning.
Twinsburg Fire officials tell News Channel 5 that Darrell Hornyak was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center by helicopter with severe burns after the fire at Revere Alloys, LLC. recycling plant.
Hornyak was listed in critical condition at last check.
Two additional employees were taken to the Cleveland Clinic's Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center for medical attention.
Fire officials are investigating the incident.
A flash fire at a recycling plant in Twinsburg injured one person Wednesday morning.
It happened at Reserve Alloys around 5 a.m. Firefighters had the blaze under control around 7 a.m.
Fire officials tell News Channel 5 the victim suffered flash burns and was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment.
On the Web: www.newsnet5.com
A late night fire destroyed a recycling plant in Canton Tuesday.
Canton firefighters were called to a structure fire in the 1800 block of 20th Street around 11 p.m.
Division Chief John Whitlatch said the flames quickly extended through the roof of American Demolition after crews arrived.
A large portion of the roof collapsed, according to Whitlatch.
Crews were still battling hot spots around 9:30 Wednesday morning.
Fire officials determined the building was a total loss.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
No injuries have been reported.
Multiple fire departments battled a large building fire in Alliance early Wednesday morning.
News Channel 5 reports firefighters were called to a vacant building fire around 2 a.m. at Alliance Wholesalers in the 300 block of Rush Street.
The flames could be seen miles away, according to reports.
Alliance fire officials say a nearby building also caught fire as crews battled the blaze.
On the Web: www.newsnet5.com
A downed power line caused a sewer fire in Akron Monday afternoon.
The Akron Fire Department responded to a call about a downed wire burning a tree in the 1200 block of South Arlington Street just before 1 p.m.
Fire officials said an electrical spark caused a broken gas line to catch fire.
Akron police blocked of the road and evacuated several nearby businesses.
The power line was knocked down by heavy winds, according to fire officials.
No injuries were reported.
Two suspects were arrested after a Springfield Township home was found engulfed in flames.
Firefighters were able to control the blaze in the 2400 block of Ladd St. Thursday morning, but the house is a total loss.
The homeowner was not at the residence at the time of the fire, but officers say witnesses lead them to two suspects seen leaving the home shortly before it started.
Both Doug Congrove Jr., 22, of Springfield Township, and Allen Keller, 21, of Akron, were taken into custody. The two were charged with felony burglary and theft. Keller also faces aggravated arson charges.
Following an investigation, police say it appeared they had burglarized the home, then set the fire and stood by to watch it burn.
Both are now being held in the Summit County Jail.
Barberton may join in at the combined dispatch center that now serves Norton and Copley Township.
The Beacon Journal reports that the 300-thousand dollar cost would be split three ways between Norton, Copley and Barberton.
Officials from Copley and Norton are already applying for a low-interest loan to pay for their share of the new dispatch consolidation, and Barberton is expected to follow suit this week.
Officials in Copley say as many as six communities were slated to consider dispatch consolidation, but only Barberton is going through with the process so far.
On the Web: Akron Beacon Journal, www.ohio.com
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