Stretched thin, Warren firefighters battle two early morning structure fires

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WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — Warren firefighters battled two structure fires early Monday morning.

One happened just after 3:20 a.m. on Youngstown Road, across from the Triangle Inn.

The home was vacant and no one was hurt. The building is a total loss and firefighters let it burn down.

Firefighters were on a call to a different fire when they stopped at the one on Youngstown Road, which was about five minutes away.

At the second fire, a man was arrested after the early morning fire at an apartment complex on Tod Avenue Northwest where Warren police officers arrived first.

Malik Alonza McCall, 42, was arrested for aggravated arson.

While officers knocked on the door, the fire alarm went off. Officers were unable to get in through the door, so they broke through a window and sprayed fire extinguishers after seeing a fire.

According to a report, the sprinkler system along with the fire extinguishers put out most of the fire, but heavy smoke remained.

Officers located McCall in the bedroom and pulled him from the apartments, a report said.

Firefighters then arrived on scene, but by then, the fire was mostly out.

McCall was carried downstairs to the parking lot to wait for EMTs, according to a report. He was then transported to St. Joe’s for treatment.

On the way to the hospital, police say McCall became combative and officers were required to stand by at the hospital.

One of the firefighters on scene said they are down nine people, so they were stretched thin between the two scenes.

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