ID released of victim in deadly Garfield Heights house fire

ID released of victim in deadly Garfield Heights house fire
One man killed in a burning home. (Source: WOIO)
One man killed in a burning home. (Source: WOIO)

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - Crews were unsuccessful in pulling a man from his burning home Tuesday morning in Garfield Heights. Gregory C. Matthei later died at the hospital.

Firefighters were called to 9620 Garfield Blvd. around 1:25 a.m.

Police knew the 68-year-old was on the second floor, but could not reach him due to heavy smoke.

Matthei was pronounced dead at Marymount Hospital.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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