BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Twenty people escaped a burning home on Edgewood Road in Beachwood just after 11p.m. Wednesday.
According to Beachwood firefighters, a resident of the home went upstairs, opened a bedroom door and found the bedroom full of flames. When firefighters from Beachwood, Lyndhurst, Pepper Pike and University Heights arrived, they found fire shooting through the roof of the home.
All 20 people who were inside the home at the time were able to escape uninjured. That includes a special needs child.
That child was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center for precautionary reasons.
Fire officials were not sure if all 20 were living inside the home or if there was some type of gathering going on prior to the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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