Northside man awoken by neighbor to find home on fire

NORTHSIDE, OH (FOX19) - A one-alarm structure fire damaged a home on Boyd Street in Northside on Saturday. Fire crews reported that the occupant was napping outside when a neighbor woke them up and informed them that their home was on fire. Crews responded to the scene after the fire broke out around 4:45 p.m. Emergency services received a from a neighbor across the street stating that there were flames coming from the second floor, and that the occupant had re-entered the building.

Initial responders reported heavy flames coming from the second floor of the single family home. Fire crews initiated an aggressive interior attack while searching for the occupant who was later found safe across the street. Due to high winds and the construction design the fire reached the attic and crews began a defensive attack. The fire was brought under control in about 30-minutes. 32 firefighters responded to the blaze.

While there were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries, an estimated $60,000 in damage was done to the home. The American Red Cross was called in to assist the displaced occupant.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

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