ELYRIA, Ohio — An investigation is underway after a fire broke out at a vacant house in Elyria.
Shortly before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, the City of Elyria Fire Department responded after hearing reports of a fire on the 300 block of Ninth Street.
Upon arriving at the scene, fire crews found a fire on the residence's first floor.
Fire crews worked until 4 a.m. to clear the scene.
An interior attack was conducted to try and stop the fire from spreading, but due to the home's older construction, the fire continued to spread rapidly.
Firefighters searched for residents and evacuated the home to put out the fire from outside the house.
While battling the fire, the roof of the house collapsed, and heavy equipment was brought in to take down the remainder of the home.
According to fire officials, the estimated damage to the home is $25,000.