House fire reported on Cherry Street


A Kent police officer comforts Eddy Milton, who lives in the lower level of a Cherry Street house that caught fire Monday night, Feb. 20. No injuries were reported. Photo by Matt Hafley.

Conner Howard

No injuries were reported by fire and police officials after a fire damaged a house on Cherry Street in Kent.

One of the house’s occupants was not home during the fire. The other escaped unharmed and was taken to a shelter, according to witnesses.

The fire was reported at approximately 10:40 p.m. Monday. Emergency fire units from Kent, Rootstown, Ravenna and Streetsboro responded. The fire was extinguished by around 11:15 p.m. Officials have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

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—Conner Howard