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Investigation continues as overnight fire kills 4 in Akron

by Associated Press on December 3, 2016 at 10:00 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An overnight house fire has killed two adults and two young girls in Akron.

Multiple media reports say the fire broke out about 1:30 a.m. Saturday with a caller saying people were trapped inside the house.

Reports say one child was rescued and a woman escaped by jumping from an attic window in the three-story house.

City spokeswoman Ellen Lander says the adults were a man and woman and the girls were aged around 7 or 8.

Fire fighters and investigators remained on the scene trying to figure out the cause.