2-alarm fire destroys home

CALIFORNIA, OH (FOX19) - A 2-alarm fire has damaged a home in California, Ohio.

The fire broke out around 9:15 a.m. in the 5800 block of Croslin Street, near Coney Island.

Initial arriving firefighters discovered heavy fire on multiple floors of a two-story with an attic private dwelling. Firefighters quickly upgraded the response to a structure fire response which included several more fire companies.

Due to the fire entering hidden voids spaces and traveling unimpeded throughout the dwelling a second-alarm was transmitted for additional fire resources.  A short time later, firefighters were withdrawn from the structure the fire would be fought defensively from the exterior.

The fire was brought under control within forty-five minutes; no firefighters are civilians were injured.

Damage is estimated at $80,000 to the structure only. The cause and origin is yet to be determined.

Fifty firefighters and 13 fire companies were utilized at this incident.

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