Cleveland fire: Suspected gas line explosion kills man and his pets

Cleveland fire: Suspected gas line explosion kills man and his pets

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A man is dead Friday after a house caught fire on Cleveland's west side.

According to the Cleveland Fire Department, the blaze broke out in a home in the 6900 block of Southfield Avenue.

Fire officials suspect a gas line may have disconnected from the furnace, triggering an explosion.

The middle-aged man who passed away in the fire has not yet been identified.

Several of the man's cats died in the fire as well.

A Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner will determine the official cause of death.

Return to Cleveland 19 for more on this developing story.

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