.Cuyahoga Falls -- A home that had been renovated and was ready to be resold by the owner was damaged by fire on Wednesday, Feb. 8
Fire crews responding to a reported house fire at 2042 Cook St. arrived at 7:35 p.m. to find flames coming from an upper corner of the attached garage at the roof line, according to the fire department report. The fire was suppressed with a minimal amount of water, the report said.
Loss was estimated at $20,000 in property damage. There was no damage to contents.
"This was a rehabilitated dwelling that recently went on the market for sale. The property owner who bought the home as a 'flip' had some workers finishing up a few loose ends and the house was otherwise move-in ready," said Cuyahoga Falls Fire Marshal Lt. Tim Mier.
Firefighters found a severed electrical cord with exposed wires in the area of the fire's point of origin, the report said. One end of the cord was plugged into an outlet; the other end was buried under a pile of debris.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the report.