CUYAHOGA FALLS -- No one was hurt June 18 when a fire broke out at a home on Overlook Drive.

The cause is still undetermined, according to Cuyahoga Falls Fire Marshal Tim Mier, who added the home can be rebuilt.

The fire, which started in the garage area just before 6 a.m., according to fire department officials, caused about $250,000 in damage to the home and a car that was in the attached garage, as well as heat damage to two cars in the driveway, according to Mier.

The home, which was occupied by a mom, dad and their two adult children, 22 and 20, had working smoke detectors throughout, Mier added.

The fire was reported at 5:58 a.m. by one of the residents, Mier said. Firefighters from Stow and Valley Fire District departments assisted in bringing the fire under control which took just over an hour, he said.

Fire officials were unsure at press time who the family was staying with after the fire.

According to the report the residents were awakened by two small explosions in the garage.

The report stated that when firefighters arrived they found a "well-developed working fire." The residents had already evacuated the home.

"Two Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department members were medically evaluated at the scene following their involvement in a partial floor and roof collapse but treatment and transport were not necessary," according to the report.

And while no one was hurt, the family's cat was initially unaccounted for but was found still hiding under furniture in the house after the fire was brought under control, according to the report.


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