Attic fire in Youngwood home causes heavy damage
A fire Sunday night in the 200 block of North Fifth Street in Youngwood was caused by an electrical fire in the kitchen ceiling, according to officials.
Firefighters received the fire call about 11:30 p.m.
According to Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lloyd Crago, it took about an hour to get the fire under control.
“It was rolling through this big old attic,” he said.
Crago estimated damage at about $40,000, and was unsure if the house is salvageable.
“The entire second floor is gone,” he said.
No one was injured. The owners were not home at the time of the fire, Crago said.
Warm temperatures overnight made the fire more difficult to fight.
“We just kept rotating guys in and out,” Crago said.
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