Woman in wheelchair killed in house fire in Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland

CLEVELAND - A woman confined to a wheelchair died in a house fire in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland Sunday night.

The Cleveland Fire Department has confirmed a woman died in the 2 1/2 story house fire on Roanoke Avenue between State and Broadway roads. No other injuries have been reported.

The victim, who firefighters have identified as 69-year-old Cynthia Barron, was wheelchair-bound and found on the first floor in the living room.

Her brother was at the scene and told NewsChannel5 she was a mother of three who suffered from spina bifida.

The fire started around 9:15 p.m. and the fire department cleared the scene around 12:20 a.m. Monday.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Keep checking newsnet5.com for more information.

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