A North Warren residence was damaged, but none of the residents were injured, in a Sunday night fire.
Firefighters from several companies responded to the fire at 114 Vine St.
Five residents were home at the time of the fire. They discovered the fire, called it in, and evacuated safely.
Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry
Sunday night fire at 114 Vine St.
"My oldest daughter walked upstairs, opened the door," and saw the fire, Janesa Busche said.
The family is staying in a hotel courtesy of the American Red Cross.
North Warren volunteer firefighters were already out on a call for a gas odor when the call went out at 10:53 p.m.
"We were just returning, which probably helped things," Chief Tim Reynolds said.
There was heavy smoke coming from the second floor when firefighters arrived at the scene.
"It took about a half hour to get under control," Reynolds said. "The guys did a good job."
The fire started in an upstairs bedroom. Reynolds said a cause had not been determined, but officials did not find the fire to be suspicious in nature.
The room in which the fire started suffered "severe damage," Reynolds said. There was smoke and water damage to the second floor and some water damage to the first floor.
Glade, Russell, Pleasant, and Clarendon volunteer firefighters, and EmergyCare assisted with equipment and personnel. Starbrick volunteer firefighters were on standby during the fire.