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Officials: Child dead, 10 family members hurt in house fire

Posted: 7:39 PM, Nov 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-22 19:50:12Z
Children, adults injured in Middlefield fire
Children, adults injured in Middlefield fire

Authorities say a 2-year-old child has died and 10 family members were injured in a northeast Ohio house fire.

Sheriff’s officials say the fire broke out Wednesday night in Middlefield Township, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Cleveland. A University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center spokesperson said the toddler was declared dead upon arrival.

Fire officials say the ages of the injured Amish family members range from 1 to 40 years old.

Several family members were taken to local hospitals by ambulance, and a few were transported by helicopter.

Authorities say the blaze was a "flash fire," meaning there weren't any active flames when firefighters arrived.