Canton fire claims life

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - The Canton Fire Department is investigating a house fire that claimed the life of one person Friday morning.

The fire started in a house on 24th NW Street around 3 a.m.  Firefighters haven't released the identity of the victim, who lived alone.  He was found in the kitchen.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

One firefighter suffered minor burns to his knee.  He's already been treated and released.

The chief says the firefighter was crawling with a hose line and he was burned through his gear.

The neighboring house had some significant siding damage.  However, there were no injuries.

The fire is currently under investigation by the Canton Fire Department.

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