Austintown fire crews braved heavy smoke as they battled a fire that spread across two Austintown homes Friday afternoon.

The first started shortly before 2:30 p.m. at a home on the 2200 block of Sprucewood Drive.

21 News crews observed sections along with sections of the roof of the home completely torched and heavy fire damage to a car in the home's driveway.



Austintown Fire Chief Andy Frost tells 21 News upon arrival, crews observed flames coming out of the roof and the front porch was fully engulfed. The car was fully engulfed as well.

We're told that the families in both homes were able to escape without any injuries, but one firefighter sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Chief Frost says crews ran into a problem while putting out the fire when crews lost water due to a mechanical failure with a fire hydrant. Crews from Canfield were able to show up to assist.

At this time, it's unclear what started the fire, but Chief Frost tells us it's believed to have started in the garage. 

The home was deemed a total loss.