AKRON, OH (WOIO) – The Akron Fire Department says four victims were found dead inside a home at the scene of a fire Wednesday morning.
Akron firefighters responded to heavy fire showing from a house in the area of 18th Street and Battles Avenue.
Crews attempted to enter the burning home multiple times to search for any trapped victims, but were initially unable to because of the severity of the fire.
Eventually, four deceased victims were recovered inside the home. The medical examiner has not publicly identified the victims, but says the it was a mother and three children.
The extreme cold also hampered efforts to fight the fire. The area became covered with ice and was hazardous to walk around the scene, according to the Akron Fire Department.
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