CANTON, Ohio — A firefighter and three others were transported to the hospital early Sunday morning after a house fire in Canton.
The fire happened around 3:45 a.m. in the 1000 block of 14 Street Northwest.
According to officials, the fire started in the dining room.
Crews searched for victims including a father, stepmother and son while extinguishing the fire.
"When the fire department arrived, they found the male in the window and they tried to assist him out of the house by ladder and the male and one of the firefighters had a bit of a fall," Division Chief Steve Henderson with the Canton Fire Department explained.
A 62-year-old man and a 32-year-old man were transported to Aultman Hospital in critical condition.
A 61-year-old woman was unconscious but breathing when she was transported to Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital. She was then flown to Cleveland Metro.
Officials said the family cat and dog died in the fire.
A firefighter was evaluated for minor injuries but has been released.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.