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Apartment fire in Austintown forces family from home

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A mother and her child were inside at the time, but got out safely

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Smoke and flames forced an Austintown family from their home Thursday.

Crews responded just before midnight to the two-story townhome along Compass West Drive in the Compass West Estates. They were able to put it out in 15 minutes.

Fire Chief Andy Frost said a mother and her child were inside when the fire broke out, but got out safely.

Investigators think the fire started in a couch on the first floor where the bulk of the fire was contained.

Damage was contained to the living room on the first floor.

No one was hurt.

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