Fire officials: 7 people killed in fire at Ohio home


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 about 30 miles south of Cleveland. Neighbors and a relative have said there were children inside the home where a fire was reported shortly before 3 a.m. Monday. Tucker says the 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. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)