Firefighters deal with bone-chilling cold as a house catches fire in Springfield Twp.
SPRINGFIELD TWP., Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Firefighters in Springfield spent the brutally cold night fighting a house fire.
District Chief Rick Hawbecker tells FOX 45 when crews arrived on the scene of the fire on Omega Street, the home was "fully involved" in fire. Two people were inside the house, but were outside on the porch when firefighters got there.
Hawbecker said firefighters went inside the home to try and fight the flames, but they became too intense and forced them outside. Flames ended up shooting out of the roof, making it collapse.
The bone-chilling cold made it difficult for firefighters to fight the flames. Chief Hawbecker said salt trucks were brought in because the water firefighters were using was causing dangerously slick conditions. There were extra vehicles on the scene as well to serve as a place for firefighters to take a break and warm up.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.