By Associated Press - Saturday, July 20, 2019

CLEVELAND (AP) - Authorities say a man found inside a burning home in Cleveland has died while eight people living in the multi-family structure were injured.

Cleveland police spokesman David Gallagher says firefighters found the west side residence engulfed in flames around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The eight injured people were standing outside when firefighters arrived and were taken to a hospital where they were treated for smoke inhalation.

Gallagher says firefighters discovered the body of a 51-year-old man in a downstairs apartment. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Gallagher says the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Medical Examiner’s Officer will determine how the man died.

The Cleveland police homicide unit and the police and fire arson unit are investigating.


This story has been corrected to show that eight people, not nine, were injured.

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