Ohio Officials: Village Fire Started On Roof

GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a fire that swept through several buildings in a northeastern Ohio village apparently started on the roof of one of the buildings.

The Saturday fire affected 13 businesses in Garrettsville, which is northeast of Akron in Portage County.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland ( ) reports that the state fire marshal’s spokesman says the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Spokesman Matt Mullins says the roof of one of the buildings was being re-tarred in the area where the fire apparently started.

More than 130 firefighters from 34 agencies battled the blaze in the village of about 2,200 residents. Officials say three buildings made largely of wood were leveled, while a fourth made of brick and concrete fared better.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer,

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