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Elderly sisters killed in Cleveland house fire

Posted at 5:00 AM, Jan 20, 2016

Two elderly women were killed in a house fire on Cleveland's east side overnight.

Members of the family told newsnet5.com that two sisters—ages 85 and 90—died in the fire at a home on East 147th Street. 

Cleveland firefighters at the scene confirmed that the two had died. 

Family members said one of the women lived upstairs and one lived downstairs.

A man from the upstairs apartment was treated and released. Another man was transported to a local hospital with injuries. 

The blaze broke out at the home near Bartlett Avenue around 3 a.m. 

Police have blocked off the street while firefighters work. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.