Elderly Man Killed In Massive House Fire

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EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - An elderly man was killed in a house fire Monday morning.

Authorities say 90-year old Roscoe Holmes was killed when his East 143rd and Elm home went up in flames early Monday morning.

Firefighters rushed to put out the fire but it was too late.

Neighbors tell 19 Action News that he was a heavy smoker. Investigators say it appears that's what may have started the fire.

Holmes lived alone and investigators say it looked like he was trying to escape the fire.

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