Firefighters fall through floor of burning home

Posted at 5:10 AM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 05:10:23-04

Two Akron firefighters avoided injury after falling into the basement of a burning home late Thursday night.

When firefighters arrived at the home at the corner of Baughman Street and Grace Avenue the porch was on fire.

Firefighters said that the first arriving crews quickly got the majority of the fire out when the two firefighters entered the home in thick smoke. As the firefighters entered the front door they fell through a large hole in the floor into the basement.

Both firefighters were able to find their way out of the basement uninjured.

Neighbors told the home has been vacant for about five months and they believe it was scheduled to be torn down.

The cause of the fire is unknown but arson investigators were at the scene.