Multiple crews battle fire at Boardman apartment complex - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Multiple crews battle fire at Boardman apartment complex

Updated:

BOARDMAN, Ohio - Firefighters battled a blaze at Mill Creek Village Apartments early Monday morning.

The fire broke out shortly after 8 a.m. Heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming out of the roof of one of the complex's buildings.

A resident who called 911 said they believe the fire originated in apartment 216.

Austintown and Canfield Fire Departments were called to assist the Boardman Fire Department at the scene.

The fire was eventually placed under control by fire departments shortly before noon.

Injuries

One female was taken from the scene in an ambulance. Fire officials say they found her unconscious in her kitchen that morning.

No information is available on the victim's identity or condition.

Firefighters say everyone else was evacuated from the apartment complex.

Risk of Spreading

21 News reporter Lauren Lindvig reported the fire passed through a wall into a second building, creating an additional problem for firefighters. Officials are working to prevent the fire from spreading to the neighboring building.

Frozen fire hydrants also provided an additional challenge for officials in putting out the blaze. Firefighters are also say they had an issue keeping trucks filled with water.

21 News Reporter Lindsay McCoy was on the scene and told  us an odor of smoke could be detected a distance away from the complex. She also reported that the surrounding area was evacuated.

Displaced Residents

Officials say they had trouble providing a place for displaced residents to stay due to hotels being full because of the oil and gas industry.

Jim Bacon, general manager of the Boardman Inn said he has about 15 rooms available for anyone seeking a place to stay.

Aftermath

Fire officials add that while there is a significant amount of damage, they are not declaring the area a total loss.

No cause for the fire has been determined yet.

 At the bottom of the page you will find a slide show of photos from this morning's fire.

 

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Fired band director says he fixing vulgar culture

    Fired band director says he fixing vulgar culture

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:34:18 GMT
    The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change its sexualized culture when he was dismissed.More >>
    The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change its sexualized culture when he was dismissed.
    More >>
  • Ohio theme park tries to top shaved-heads record

    Ohio theme park tries to top shaved-heads record

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:27:36 GMT
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer. Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati. The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-...More >>
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer. Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Lima and Toledo will shave heads Friday at the park north of Cincinnati. The Guinness World Records website says the current record at 182 heads shaved simultaneously was achieved by Cancer Council ACT-...More >>
  • Hundreds of pet rats rescued from Ohio apartment

    Hundreds of pet rats rescued from Ohio apartment

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:23:19 GMT
    KETTERING, Ohio (AP) - Humane Society workers have rescued hundreds of pet rats from an apartment in suburban Dayton apparently left after the renter was evicted. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton found as many as 300 so-called "fancy" or "pocket" pet rats in the studio apartment in Kettering after responding to a complaint Thursday morning. Humane Society official Sheila Marquis tells the Dayton Daily News the animals make great pets for children but breed rapidly if they aren't spayed a...More >>
    KETTERING, Ohio (AP) - Humane Society workers have rescued hundreds of pet rats from an apartment in suburban Dayton apparently left after the renter was evicted. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton found as many as 300 so-called "fancy" or "pocket" pet rats in the studio apartment in Kettering after responding to a complaint Thursday morning. Humane Society official Sheila Marquis tells the Dayton Daily News the animals make great pets for children but breed rapidly if they aren't spayed a...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms