COPLEY, Ohio - A dozen area fire departments responded to a blaze in Copley that killed one person Thursday morning.
The fire happened at a house on Earhart Avenue at about 11:30 a.m.
Copley fire officials said firefighters were able to get to one person who was trapped inside. The medical examiner’s office said a victim was later found inside the house and pronounced dead at the scene at about 2:18 p.m.
Copley Fire Chief Michael Benson said three firefighters were also injured while fighting the flames. Two of them were taken to area hospitals.
Fire departments from Akron, Bath, Fairlawn, Sharon, Norton, Wadsworth, Chippewa Township, Valley, Richfield, Granger and Barberton helped to contain the fire, which was under control a few hours later.
The Division of State Fire Marshal, the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office and the humane society were called to the scene as well.
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