Fire crews battle Girard blaze

GIRARD — The Girard Fire Department was called out late Saturday to a house fire at 27 E. Liberty St., a short distance from the department.

Reports indicate crews received the call at 9:30 p.m. concerning a duplex with residents at the house, who were able to get out safely. There were no injuries.

A department spokes-man said the home suffered heavy damage, mainly contained to the rear of the structure. The cause of the fire is under investigation.