Two people killed in early morning Westlake house fire

(Source: WOIO)
(Source: WOIO)

WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) - Westlake firefighters responded to a fatal house fire early Friday morning on Clague Road near Hilliard Boulevard.

Acting Westlake Fire Chief Russell Hetman said two people were rescued from the house located in the 1800 block of Clague Road. Diana Rego, 46, and Christopher Nakel, 56, were transported to Fairview Hospital where they were pronounced deceased at approximately 6:30 a.m.

The incident was first reported at approximately 4:15 a.m. Police were driving in the area and saw a heavy amount of smoke coming from the house. Police immediately notified the fire department. The Westlake Fire Chief said it looks like the fire may have started in the bedroom area of the ranch-style home.

Several surrounding fire departments responded to assist, including Rocky River, Bay Village and Lakewood fire departments.

The Westlake Fire Department is still investigating the incident.

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