Waynesville 2-alarm fire displaces 2 familes

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio - Two families have been displaced after a sparking electrical box led to a two-alarm fire in Waynesville.

According to Warren County Fire Dispatch, a fire broke out at a two-family home located at 312 North Main Street off U.S. Route 42 around noon on Saturday. Crews at the scene confirmed the fire affected both the upper and lower portions of the two-story house.

Additional fire crews from Waynesville Township, Clearcreek Township and Massie Township were called to the scene to help battle the blaze. The fire was took more than an hour to contain.

A fire official at the scene told 9 On Your Side that the family on the first floor of the home heard a "popping noise" and then noticed an electrical box had caught fire. The fire then spread to the second floor of the home.

A family of four was home at the time of the fire. All four people escaped the home without injuries. The other family that resides in the house was not home at the time of the fire, according to reports.

No firefighters suffered injuries at the scene.

The Red Cross is assisting the displaced families.

Fire investigators are examining the scene to determine the cause of the fire.

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