Two overnight house fires in Massillon under investigation

Two overnight house fires in Massillon under investigation

MASSILLON, OH (WOIO) - Authorities in Massillon are investigating two house fires that occurred overnight.

The Massillon Fire Department responded to the first fire in the 700 block of Griffith Ave. SW. Crews arrived on scene around 1:30 a.m. to a fully-involved structure fire.

Two residents were injured—one seriously—in the blaze and transported to area medical facilities. Their conditions are not known at this time.

Firefighters were still on the scene of the first fire when another was reported in the 3300 block of Carmont Ave. SW around 3:30 a.m.

Crews again arrived to a fully-involved structure fire. However, the occupants of the residence were able to escape and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters at the second scene were hampered by a lack of a water source and a tanker shuttle was deployed to assist.

The causes of both fires remain under investigation.

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