OH Firefighters Battle 14 Fires in 24 Hours

Youngstown (OH) firefighters battled 14 fires in a 24-hour period from Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

No firefighters were injured during the numerous suspicious fires, according to WKBN (http://bit.ly/KLr1SE).

The frenzy began about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at a vacant tire shredding plant. Flames went through the roof and could be seen for miles. Firefighters remained on scene even as dawn approached Thursday morning.

After 1:30 a.m. Thursday, a series of fires broke out on Youngstown’s South Side.

“We’d beat one and dispatch would notify us of another and then when we get to another one, we’d see one three doors down from that one. Then we’d get those ones and they’d call for another one four blocks away,”¬†Youngstown Fire Department Captain David Cook told reporters.

The suspicious fires were all in about an 11-block area. Investigators have questioned several people and are trying to tie all the fires together.

Read more about the fires and see video at http://bit.ly/KLr1SE.

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