Family of four displaced by house fire in East Akron

Family of four displaced by house fire in East Akron

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - A family of four were displaced by a fire in the 1100 block of 7th Street in Akron last night, according to a press release from the Akron Fire Department.

Authorities received multiple reports of a fire Wednesday shortly before 9 p.m.

On arrival, fire crews initiated a transitional attack, the release said.

The electrical utility was contacted to shut off the power because wires were down.

Fire fighters searched the structure and found that everyone had gotten out.

The Red Cross was contacted to help the family.

The home was boarded up, according to the fire department.

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