19 Action News Evacuated, Off-Air Amid Reserve Square Fatal Fire - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

19 Action News Evacuated, Off-Air Amid Reserve Square Fatal Fire

Scene Outside Reserve Square Tuesday Morning Scene Outside Reserve Square Tuesday Morning
Damage to 19 Action News Studio Damage to 19 Action News Studio
Damage to 19 Action News Studio Damage to 19 Action News Studio

Cleveland, OH - Fire broke out at the 19 Action News Reserve Square building shortly after 6AM Tuesday morning.

The fire was confined to an apartment on the 13th floor where one person was living. Firefighters rescued the man and performed CPR before rushing him to a local hospital.

Brett McDavid died at St. Vincent Charity Hospital.

The coroner says the 27-year-old died from smoke inhalation.

19 Action News has learned McDavid worked as a bartender at Scorchers - a bar restaurant inside Reserve Square.

Firefighters say the fire appears to have been caused by food left unattended on his stove.

19 Action News Studios are located in the basement of Reserve Square and were off-air for approximately an hour.

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