Akron house explodes with multiple people inside, bomb squad investigating

Akron house explodes with multiple people inside, bomb squad investigating

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The Akron Fire Department responded to the 600 block of Cliffside Drive after recieving a report of a loud boom in the area at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Akron Fire Lt. Serjie Lash confirmed a house explosion occurred with multiple people inside the home.

Paramedics transported one person to the hospital for injuries, however, officials do not yet know if they were caused from the explosion, according to Lt. Lash.

Akron Fire said the explosion was contained to the porch roof, a door and windows.

The cause of the explosion is unknown at this time.

An active investigation is being conducted by the Akron Fire Department, Arson investigators, the Akron Police Department, the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Summit County Bomb Squad.

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