Road reopens after house under renovation goes up in flames

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio -- A portion of Akins Rd. in North Royalton reopened Friday after being previously closed when a house under renovation went up in flames.

Firefighters were called to the 4000-block of Akins Rd. around 3:30 a.m. Friday. When they arrived, they found flames shooting out of the roof.

Firefighters said they were able to enter the home and get the fire knocked down.

Firefighters from several nearby fire departments were called in to assist the North Royalton Fire Department.

According to North Royalton police, neighbors said the home was under renovation so nobody was inside when the fire broke out.

Investigators will determine a cause.