Man identified in deadly Lorain apartment fire - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Man identified in deadly Lorain apartment fire


One man died in an apartment fire on West Erie Avenue early Sunday morning. He's identified as Jeffrey Vanalmen, 61.  

The fire started around 12:30 a.m. in a downstairs unit at the Lakeshore Colonial Apartments. 

It was extinguished by the Lorain Fire Department through a living room window.

Once firefighters gained entry through the lobby they noticed the apartment door was opened. Vanalmen's body was found at the door. 

Ten residents have been displaced. The cause remains under investigation, but officials say it was accidental. 

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