Authorities discovered flames in the kitchen area before discovering an unconscious woman in the living room. After a while the child was in his bedroom.
Euclid, Ohio — Two people, including a young child, died in a fire at Euclid’s apartment on Sunday morning.
According to the press release, police first arrived at the Al Germanor apartments on Euclid Avenue shortly after 8:30 a.m. following reports of smoke in one of the hallways. Firefighters were able to force their way in after two police officers were unable to enter one of the units due to “extreme heat and heavy smoke”.
They found flames in the kitchen area before finding a 31-year-old woman unconscious in the living room.
Both victims were taken by ambulance to a local hospital, but sadly both died from their injuries. Their names have not yet been released.
All other residents in the building escaped safely, and Euclid and crew members from four other regional divisions fought the fire for approximately fifteen minutes, controlling it and preventing it from spreading to other homes. firefighter suffered a back injury in the accident and refused medical evacuation.
The exact cause of the incident is currently under investigation, and officials believe the fire started somewhere in the kitchen.
Euclid City Schools has released a statement regarding the tragic loss of life Sunday night.
It is with great sadness that we announce that a student and parent at the Early Learning Village died yesterday in a fire. Tonight, the ELV team will be calling families who share the same classroom.
No additional information available at this time. We want to provide privacy for families dealing with this extremely difficult situation.
We know that losing a classmate or friend can be a very painful experience, especially for young children. Counseling staff will be deployed at the Early Learning Village this week to assist those in need.
We’ve also included links that provide suggestions and resources to help children deal with grief. https://www.nasponline.org/…/schoo…/guidance-at-a-glance
The best support for your child during this time is to continue with normal daily activities, such as attending school and participating in extracurricular activities. If you have any concerns, questions, or need family support, please feel free to contact the Early Learning Village at (216) 797-4700.
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