Man found in debris of Mentor building fire identified - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Man found in debris of Mentor building fire identified

One man was found dead after Mentor building fire. (Source: Raycom Media) One man was found dead after Mentor building fire. (Source: Raycom Media)
MENTOR, OH (WOIO) -

Mentor Fire Department investigators say that one man died in an industrial fire early Friday morning. He has been identified as 43-year-old James J. Omersa, or Mentor. 

A passerby called 911 to report the fire at 8734 East Avenue around 5 a.m.

After firefighters arrived, they had it under control in 23 minutes.

Once the fire was out, Omersa's body was discovered under some debris that had collapsed during the fire.

The cause of the fire is not known, but at this time, all indications are that the fire was accidental. The investigation is ongoing. 

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