Firefighters rescue man from Sheffield Lake house fire

SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio - Firefighters rescued a man Wednesday morning from his burning home in Sheffield Lake.

A neighbor called 911 to report a house fire in the 300 block of Thelma Avenue at about 7:30 a.m., said firefighters.

When crews arrived, flames were shooting from the windows.

Firefighters said they found the resident of the home in his bedroom behind a closed door, sitting on the bed.

Crews pulled the man from the burning home and took him to a local hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, firefighters said.

Sheffield Township, Sheffield Village, Avon, Avon Lake and Elyria Township firefighters assisted Sheffield Lake in extinguishing the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Estimate of damages are still being determined.

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