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House fire in Broadview Heights calls out multiple fire agencies Christmas morning

Posted at 11:32 AM, Dec 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-25 16:19:21-05

A house fire in Broadview Heights has multiple fire departments working hard Christmas morning.

Firefighters were called to the home in the 9000 block of Broadview Road at 10:20 a.m. The road was blocked for a couple of hours while dozens of firefighters worked to contain the blaze.

The fire was mostly put out by about noon, but fire crews continued to tackle hot spots. Several different fire departments were called to the scene to provide additional manpower.

Broadview Heights Fire Chief Jeff Hajek said the fire came with several challenges.

"There's always a problem when we have snow or ice like this, especially on a house like this that's up on a hill," Hajek said. "It did hinder us to a certain extent such as traffic getting up there. But as far as the time spent attacking the fire, it didn't stop us or slow us down in any way, shape or form. It just made it a little rougher for the guys to get up and down."

Cheif Hajek said it didn't appear that anyone was home at the time of the fire. A neighbor told News 5 that the home was being repaired after suffering extensive damage as a result of severe weather in November. Several trees had fallen through the roof during the storm, the neighbor said.

There is no word yet on what started the fire. There were no injuries reported.