AKRON, OH (WOIO) –
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.
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