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House where a man was killed in 2015 burns overnight in Cleveland

Posted at 6:22 AM, Aug 10, 2017

Cleveland firefighters battled a vacant house fire on West 30th Street south of Clark Avenue early Thursday morning.

This is the same house where Antonio Briones was killed when he was shot inside the home on July 23, 2015.

Witnesses said that just after 1:15 a.m. they spotted a small fire on the outside of a boarded up house that was covered in graffiti memorializing a homicide victim.

When firefighters arrived, they had to remove plywood from all the windows using hooks and a chainsaw.

A hydrant across the street did not supply the firefighters with enough pressure so they had to go south on West 30th to find a better water source.

While firefighters worked to get a better water source the fire grew to the point that it was shooting from most of the windows and filling the neighborhood with thick black smoke.

Once firefighters had a good water source the fire was brought under control in about 15 minutes.

No injuries were reported.