It's unknown how the fire started, according to authorities. The victim of the fire was not a college student, according to authorities.
Dr. John Messina, vice president of student affairs at The University of Akron released the following statement:
“We are saddened to learn of the death of former student Kevin McCollum as a result of this morning’s house fire. Kevin had been a resident assistant during his time at the university and worked well with our staff and students in that capacity. We extend our condolences to all who knew him.”
The Red Cross has been notified to assist the displaced students.