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.