NewsLocal NewsAkron Canton News

Actions

2 firefighters injured in Akron house explosion

Image from iOS - 2022-08-15T064213.278.jpg
Posted at 6:12 AM, Aug 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-15 11:41:19-04

AKRON, Ohio  — Two Akron firefighters were injured and taken to a hospital after a house exploded.

Image from iOS - 2022-08-15T070119.588.jpg

The department was called to the scene of a fire at a home on Winton Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

Image from iOS - 2022-08-15T070151.554.jpg

When firefighters attempted to enter the house, it exploded.

Image from iOS - 2022-08-15T070234.548.jpg

The two firefighters were transported to the hospital but no major injuries were reported, according to the department.

One of the firefighters returned to the scene a couple of hours later and was greeted by her team.

RAW: 2 firefighters injured in Akron house explosion

No one was inside the home at the time of the explosion.

"It could have been a lot worse, for sure. You see the damage to the house right now, so you see things could have been a lot worse, but fortunately, they weren't, " Lt. Tim Morrison said.

RAW: Akron house explosion

Crews are working on putting out the flames, but the house is destroyed.