Midnight blaze destroys Ravenna home

By Mike Sever | Staff Writer Published:

Fire authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a two-story, single-family home in the 400 block of South Diamond Street of Ravenna early Saturday.

Firefighters were called out just after midnight to a fully involved house fire at 456 S. Diamond St. The family of three was not home at the time and were not injured.

Capt. Scott Nicholls of the Ravenna Fire Department said the family arrived home just as the alarm came in to the fire department.

The family's three dogs are presumed to have died in the blaze. Flames were seen shooting through the roof by 12:30 a.m.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated by the Portage County Fire Investigation Unit, according to Nicholls.

Crews from Ravenna, Ravenna Township, Kent, Mantua and Rootstown were called out and firefighters were on the scene until 2:46 a.m.

Nicholls said the house was a total loss, but no damage estimate has been made as yet.

As of Saturday evening, the residents displaced by the blaze were reported staying with other family.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1125 or msever@recordpub.com

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