High fire risk in Ohio / Wildfire breaks out at wooded area in Mentor

Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 11:09 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Mentor Fire Department dispatched crews to a wildfire that originated early Wednesday morning in Lake County.

The fire activity was first reported at the Painesville and Mentor border at around 5:30 a.m. near the intersection of Heisley Road and Pinecone Drive.

Firefighters remained on scene through the morning working to contain hot spots.

Crews were able to protect homes in the neighborhood from any fire damage, the department shared on social media.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

Ohio officials said there was a “high fire risk” across the state through Wednesday evening.

High fire risk signs
High fire risk signs(Ohio Department of Transportation)

Several fire agencies in Ohio or neighboring states warned about fire safety because of the mid-week conditions.