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Man in wheelchair and his dog die in Willowick house fire

Posted: 6:37 AM, Nov 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-13 11:53:07Z
Elderly man, his dog die in Willowick fire
Elderly man, his dog die in Willowick fire
Elderly man, his dog die in Willowick fire
Elderly man, his dog die in Willowick fire

An elderly man in a wheelchair and his dog were killed in a Willowick house fire early Tuesday morning, a fire official confirmed.

The fire happened in the 400 block of East 326th Street just after 1 a.m. Willowick Fire Chief Robert Posipanka said they got the first 911 calls at 1:09 a.m.

Investigators said the fire started on the first floor near the front door, Chief Posipanka confirmed.

Firefighters were able to control the fire in a short time.

The fire remains under investigation. The Lake County Coroner and State Fire Marshall's office were contacted to assist the Lake County fire investigators on determining a cause of the fire.