Kempton Ave. fire victim was 38-years-old

Kempton Ave. fire victim was 38-years-old

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The man killed in a house fire Monday has been identified as Mercus Hepner, 38.

Crews were called to the home at 9012 Kempton Avenue around midnight.

Three adults and one teen were inside the home. Two adults jumped from the second floor. They are being treated at University Hospitals. The teen boy also managed to escape, he was not injured.

The fire started in the kitchen, but the cause remains under investigation.

Police say there were no smoke detectors in the home.

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