AKRON, Ohio — Officials in Akron say two people were injured in a house fire that occurred in the early morning hours on Saturday.

According to Akron Fire Lt. Serjie Lash, damage to the house in the 500 block of Inman Street was so extensive, the home will be torn down. 

Fire crews were called to the scene just before 5:00 a.m. Two residents from the house were taken to an area hospital. 

A neighboring house also suffered damage due to smoke and windows being broken out. The Red Cross has been contacted to assist that resident as well as the victims of the fire. 

The fire has closed Inman Street from Lumiere to 5th Avenue. Motorists are advised to please watch out for police and fire crews.

The fire is under investigation.