Seven peo­ple killed in fire at Akron home

Cape Breton Post - - World -

AKRON, Ohio — A fire chief says seven peo­ple have died in a north­east Ohio house fire.

Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker didn’t say how many of the dead are chil­dren or adults at a news con­fer­ence out­side the Akron home about 30 miles (48 kilo­me­tres) south of Cleve­land. Neigh­bors and a rel­a­tive have said there were chil­dren in­side the home where a fire was re­ported shortly be­fore 3 a.m. Mon­day.

Tucker says Akron Fire Depart­ment is work­ing with the State Fire Mar­shal’s Of­fice and Akron po­lice to de­ter­mine the cause of the blaze.

The fire oc­curred just a block from a home where a man and a woman died in an April 2016 fire in­ves­ti­gated as a pos­si­ble ar­son.

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