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Engaged couple, teen killed in Geauga County house fire

Clay Street fatal house fire
Posted at 2:24 PM, Jun 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-07 08:23:04-04

HUNTSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio  — Three people are dead after a fire broke out in a home in Huntsburg Township Saturday morning, according to the Middlefield Fire Department.

Shortly after 7 a.m., fire crews were called to the 11200 block of Clay Street for report of a house fire with the possibility of victims trapped inside the home.

Once on scene, crews began to attack the fire and search the home. During that time, three victims were found dead, authorities said.

The victims included a woman and her fiancé in their early 20s and the woman's younger brother, according to authorities.

The Geauga County Coroner identified the couple as Alexander Mitchell Sotera, 20, and Jordan Weaver, 20.

The 16-year-old victim was identified as Joshua Weaver, 16.

Personnel from the Middlefield Fire Department, Geauga County FIU and the State Fire Marshals Office are working together to identify the three victims and determine the cause of the fire.

The scene is still actively under investigation.

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