Neighbors hear explosion before fire at Akron home

AKRON, Ohio - Firefighters battled a house fire in Akron Thursday morning.

It was dispatched around 10:37 a.m. on Uhler Avenue. Neighbors told firefighters they heard an explosion and the house was on fire. Firefighters said they saw heavy black smoke from several blocks away as they crossed the Y-bridge.

Crews brought the fire under control and are searching for a cause.

No one was hurt.

Neighbors said the home was vacant.

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