Couple jumps from 2nd floor window to escape fire - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Couple jumps from 2nd floor window to escape fire

Portable heaters possibly cause house fire on W. 57th.  (Source: WOIO) Portable heaters possibly cause house fire on W. 57th. (Source: WOIO)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A 27-year-old woman is recovering at a local hospital, after jumping from a 2nd floor window to escape a house fire.

Flames broke out around 4:00 a.m. Friday at 1920 W. 57th in Cleveland; this is a double home.

The people living downstairs were not home, but the 27-year-old woman and her boyfriend were sleeping upstairs.

The flames were between the bedroom and the stairs, so the couple had to jump from the window.

The woman hurt her ankle and also suffered from smoke inhalation. Her boyfriend was not injured.

Cleveland firefighters say a portable heater could have started the blaze.

There were also no working smoke detectors inside the home.

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