A South Akron home is a total loss after an early morning house fire today.
The Akron Fire Department was called to the home at South Main Street and East Catawba Avenue at about 4:20 this morning.
"Unfortunately the fire was a defensive fire," Akron fire captain Al Bragg tells AkronNewsNow.com, "meaning when we got there, the home was completely involved in fire, and it ended up being a total loss."
There were five people in the home, and they are all safe.
"There were people at home, and luckily all of them were able to excape," says Capt. Bragg, "The Red Cross is making provisions for two adults and three kids. But luckily, they all made it out without being injured at all."
He says that the home's smoke detectors could have saved lives in this fire.
"There were smoke alarms in the home, and they did work," Capt. Bragg says. "So that may be a saving grace, that they had working smoke alarms enabling them to get out of the fire without anyone being injured or losing their life."
The home valued at $120,000 is a total loss and is being razed, and about $80,000 worth of contents were also destroyed.