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5 children among 7 dead in Akron fire

Published: May 15, 2017 2:54 PM
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Citing information provided by the Akron City School District, Cleveland media has reported the names of those killed in the fire as adults Dennis Huggins and Angela Boggs, and Cameron Huggins, 1, Alivia Huggins, 3, Kylle Huggins, 5, Daisia Huggins, 6, and Jered Boggs, 14. 

Another family member, an 18-year-old woman, was at work in Sandusky and not at home when the fire occurred. 

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A fire chief says seven people have died in a northeast Ohio house fire.

Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker didn’t say how many of the dead are children or adults at a news conference outside the Akron home.

Neighbors and a relative have said there were children inside the home where a fire was reported shortly before 3 a.m. Monday.

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Tucker says Akron Fire Department is working with the State Fire Marshal’s Office and Akron police to determine the cause of the blaze. A Fire Marshal’s official says investigators have collected evidence.

The fire occurred just a block from a home where a man and a woman died in an April 2016 fire investigated as a possible arson.

This story will be updated.


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