Paul Moledor
Cuyahoga Falls fire chief

At 1545 hours, the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department responded to a report of smoke in the walls at the VFW Hall, 1581 Main Street. Units arrived at 1547 and found occupants evacuating the building and moderate to heavy smoke on the 1st and 2nd floors in the rear of the structure, with fire in the rear wall extending into the roof space. 

There was a peaked roof built above an existing flat roof that made it difficult to access the fire in the roof. The initial response by Cuyahoga Falls was for two ladder trucks, two engines, a rescue truck, a paramedic unit and the Shift Commander.

Two additional alarms were called early stages in fire, bringing fire crews from Akron, Bath, Munroe Falls, Fairlawn, Hudson, Stow, Tallmadge and Twinsburg to the scene. Kent Fire and Valley Fire assisted on EMS calls during the fire.

The fire was under control at approximately 2000 hours. Fire units remained on scene throughout the night. The cause is under investigation at this time. Currently, there are no damage estimates. There were no civilian casualties, however one Fire Fighter from Cuyahoga Falls was treated and released for a minor injury. For additional information contact the Fire Department at (330) 971-8400.