Two people escape house fire in Springfield Township

Crews battle a house fire in Springfield Township (Photo: Bear Everett)

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — Fire officials say a wood burning stove may be the cause of a house fire in Springfield Township.

Firefighters responded to a fire call on Omega Street around 4 a.m. Wednesday.

When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the house.

Two people living in the house were able to get out. No one was hurt.

Fire officials say the fire broke through the roof of the house, forcing crews to battle the fire from the outside.

According to fire officials, equipment problems also allowed the fire to develop, as the department’s ladder truck malfunctioned.

A salt truck was also called to the scene to prevent water from freezing and causing issues for firefighters.

The house was badly damaged by the fire.

The cause remains under investigation.

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