Flames of intense house fire

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Firefighters are investigating an overnight fatal house fire in Akron on Monday that resulted seven fatalities.

The fire was reported at 2:46 a.m. at a home located in the 600 block of Fultz Street. A resident on Fultz Street called 911 to report the fire.

According to Lieutenant Sierjie Lash with the Akron Fire Department, firefighters arrived to an intense, fully-involved house fire. The home was structurally unsafe, so crews were not able to immediately enter the home to investigate.

Around 1:45 p.m. authorities began the task of removing the bodies from the home.

During a press conference, the state Fire Marshal and other officials confirmed the number of deaths in the fire. Their identities have not been revealed.



Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

Picture Courtesy of Brian Stablyk and Getty Images

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