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Dog dies in fire caused by faulty air conditioner unit in Cleveland

Wodland Ave apartment fire
Posted at 3:52 PM, Jul 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 15:52:22-04

CLEVELAND — A fire that broke out in an apartment building in Cleveland's Woodland Hills neighborhood left one dog dead and residents displaced, according to Cleveland Fire.

Around 8 a.m., crews were called to the area of Woodland Avenue and East 115th Street for a fire at a two-story apartment building.

Once on scene, firefighters began attacking the flames and initiating a search and rescue because it was an occupied building.

The fire was extinguished and all residents were able to get out of the building safely, but a dog inside of the apartment building was killed, according to Cleveland Fire.

The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental and was caused by a faulty air conditioner unit, according to the fire department.

Residents of the apartment building are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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