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Fire blazes through former Lawndale Elementary School in Kenmore

Lawndale Elementary School fire
Posted at 12:12 PM, Jan 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-10 15:27:50-05

AKRON, Ohio — Akron fire crews battled a blaze that broke out at the former Lawndale Elementary School in Akron's Kenmore neighborhood early Monday morning, according to the Akron Fire Fighters Association Local 330.

Crews responded to the building located on 25th Street SW around 6:28 a.m. Flames could be seen on the upper floor of the building with heavy smoke pouring out.

Lawndale Elementary fire

The fire was upgraded to a third alarm due to the size of the blaze.

Akron Fire said after a defensive attack, that the fire was under control at 11:13 a.m. and water, gas and electric utility agencies were contacted to protect residential utility services.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

While the building was formerly Lawndale Elementary School, it has been closed since the end of the 2015-16 school year. The school was established in 1912 and provided education in Akron for more than 100 years.

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