A family of six has been left homeless after a possible arson fire cut through their home in Akron Monday night.
Fire officials said the blaze started on the back porch of the house in the 2300 block of 12th Street around 9 p.m.
The family was able to escape the home with no injuries. The American Red Cross is helping the two adults and four children with shelter.
The blaze caused an estimated $44,000 in damages to the home and its contents.
A suspect linked to the possible arson was taken into custody. No further information on the suspect has been released.
The fire remains under investigation.
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