Akron firefighters made quick work of a fire that spread to three structures near downtown Akron, and helped save a dog along the way.
Firefighters were called to 25 Green Street, just off West Market Street near St. Vincent-St. Mary's, at just before 11:15 this morning.
Akron fire captain Al Bragg says the fire caused about $100,000 in damage to a commercial building - Gerber Collision and Glass - a house nearby, and the trailer where the fire is thought to have started.
"It appears the fire started in the trailer that was between the two buildings," Captain Bragg tells AkronNewsNow.com, "and we've determined the origin to be electrical in nature."
Captain Bragg says firefighters found something else at the scene...of the four-legged variety...and someone trying to save the dog.
"We were able to recover a dog, which was resuscitated at the scene," Captain Bragg says, "unfortunately, the owner tried to get in to assist the dog and suffered some smoke inhalation, and he was treated at the scene also."
Neither the dog or its owner required hospitalization.
ORIGINAL ANN COVERAGE:
Akron firefighters are on the scene of a commercial building fire at 25 Green Street at this hour. Fire units arriving on the scene reported seeing smoke and flames coming from the building.
No further details are available at this hour.