2 Die in Shaker Heights Fire, Rain/Snow Mix, Kids Can Drink Too Much Milk

2 Die in Shaker Heights Fire, Rain/Snow Mix, Kids Can Drink Too Much Milk

19 Action News has learned that two people were killed - five others injured - in an early morning Shaker Heights house fire. The five people rescued from the fire were rushed to Ahuja Medical Center. No word on conditions at this time. Two firefighters also suffered minor injuries.  The fire started around 4:30 a.m. at a home on Daleford Road. Multiple fire departments remain on the scene. Daleford Road is closed to traffic. No word on what started the fire.

A rain/snow mix is still occurring across parts of the area. As this disturbance shifts east, the midday and afternoon hours will be dry. A wave of energy tonight will produce isolated snow showers overnight, but dry air will be in place with partly cloudy skies Wednesday. Expect rain to arrive Thursday morning and continue into Thursday night. Colder air will settle in behind a cold front Thursday night transitioning rain to snow into Friday.

TODAY: Rain and snow showers this morning, otherwise mostly cloudy. High: 43 Wind: NW at 5-15 mph

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers. Low: 36 Wind: S at 5-10 mph

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. High: 46

Young children who drink cow's milk increase their stores of vitamin D, but decrease their iron levels. According to the study, "The Relationship Between Cow's Milk and Stores of Vitamin D and Iron in Early Childhood," in the January 2013 issue of Pediatrics, two cups of cow's milk per day is sufficient to maintain adequate vitamin D levels for most children, while also maintaining sufficient iron stores. Researchers looked at more than 1,300 children aged 2 to 5, assessing the amount of milk they drank per day as well as vitamin D and iron supplementation, time spent outdoors, skin pigmentation, body mass index and bottle use, all of which can modify the effects of milk consumption on vitamin D and iron levels. Blood samples were taken from the children to determine these levels. The authors found there is a trade-off for milk consumption in this age group: It raises vitamin D stores but lessens iron stores.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager