69-year-old dead in Sheffield Lake apartment fire - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

69-year-old dead in Sheffield Lake apartment fire

Firefighters investigate a fire at apartments in Sheffield Lake. (Source: Vicki Smith of Sheffield Lake) Firefighters investigate a fire at apartments in Sheffield Lake. (Source: Vicki Smith of Sheffield Lake)
Firefighters tend to a dog found inside an apartment that was on fire Tuesday in Sheffield Lake. (Source: Vicki Smith of Sheffield Lake) Firefighters tend to a dog found inside an apartment that was on fire Tuesday in Sheffield Lake. (Source: Vicki Smith of Sheffield Lake)
SHEFFIELD LAKE, OH (WOIO) -

A 69-year-old man died in an apartment fire Tuesday in Sheffield Lake.

A call came in around 3:30 p.m. about a fire at the Perch on the Lake apartments at 5115 Lake Road. Lorain County officials confirmed the death of Richard Dull, who was found inside. The official cause of death has not yet been released, but the coroner says it appears he died of thermal burns and smoke inhalation.

The state fire marshal's office has been called out to investigate the cause of the fire.

A dog survived the fire and was treated with oxygen by the firefighters.

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