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Sunday, July 08, 2018 12:50 pm

Fire destroys house; body of 4-year-old found after fire

Associated Press


ELYRIA, Ohio – Authorities say a fire has destroyed a house in northeast Ohio and the body of a 4-year-old boy was recovered from the home after the blaze.

Officials with the Elyria Fire Department say the fire broke out about 3 p.m. Saturday. Fire officials say four people inside the home made it out safely, but someone told them there was a child still inside. Fire officials say the house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.

Fire Inspector Paul Males says the boy's body was found in an upstairs bedroom after the fire. Authorities didn't immediately release the child's name.

Fire officials were trying to determine the cause of the blaze.