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1 child, 2 dogs dead after house fire in Florence Township

7 other dogs were rescued
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Posted at 6:41 PM, Jan 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-26 22:28:54-05

FLORENCE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A house fire in Florence Township left one child and two dogs dead on Sunday morning, according to a news release from the Florence Township Fire Department.

Florence Township Fire Chief confirmed with News 5 on Thursday that a 15-year-old lost their life due to the fire.

The fire took place at 7 a.m. at a home in the 11000 block of State Route 113. When firefighters arrived at the scene, firefighters found heavy fire and smoke conditions.

The child was found inside the home and was transported to Mercy Regional Hospital in Lorain where they were pronounced dead, the release said.

Two other people from inside the home were transported for smoke.

The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes. "Overhaul operations" found two dead dogs and rescued seven others from inside the home.

The Ohio State Fire Marshals' office and Erie County Sheriff's Office are handling the investigation that is ongoing.

No estimation of dollar loss nor cause of the fire has been determined.

The following departments provided mutual aid:

  • Berlin Township Fire
  • Wakeman Fire
  • Vermillion City Fire

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