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2 firefighters injured in Akron house explosion

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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.

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

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When firefighters attempted to enter the house, it exploded.

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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.