Sat 6:35pm: Barn, house burning in Mecca

MECCA Fire and police vehicles remain on the scene of a barn and house fire this afternoon, where a relay of tanker trunks is ferrying water onto the site.

The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office and other police departments were dispatched just after 3 p.m. today for a barn fire and a possible suicidal male on North Park Avenue Extension, near the Bristol line. A deputy confirmed that report, and 911 said there were unconfirmed reports of shots fired.

Firefighters were at first held back from the fire but now are on scene. The deputy said it was being treated as a crime scene.

Additional information is unavailable as fire crews and law enforcement continued to work the fires and investigate. More information will be posted as it comes available.