AKRON, Ohio - Akron arson units continue to investigate several fires that happened overnight in the city.
Officials with the Akron Fire Department said two homes and a school building caught fire early Saturday morning.
Around 2:26 a.m., fire crews responded to a fire at the former Frank H. Mason School at 366 Beaver Street after a neighbor reported seeing smoke and flames coming from the building. Firefighters discovered the fire in the school’s first floor auditorium. Additional fire units were called to the scene and an interior attack was made. Crews extinguished the fire without injuries. According to fire officials, no one was found inside the school.
About an hour later, fire crews were dispatched to a burning home at 643 South Hawkins Avenue at 3:30 a.m. after multiple emergency calls of flames shooting through the roof. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze within ten minutes of being on the scene. According to fire officials, no one was home at the time of the fire.
Akron fire crews were then dispatched to a third fire at house at 514 Allyn Street around 4:29 a.m. On scene, fire officials said firefighters discovered smoke and flames coming from the home’s attic. An interior attack was made and the fire was quickly brought under control. Firefighters searched the home but found no one inside.
Arson is being investigated in all three fires. No arrests have been made.
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