Elderly father dies in Akron house fire

Elderly father dies in Akron house fire
No cause to the fire that killed an 82-year-old man. (Source: WOIO)
No cause to the fire that killed an 82-year-old man. (Source: WOIO)

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Firefighters say an elderly father was killed in a house fire around 9:30 Tuesday morning.

According to Akron firefighters, the son returned to their home in the 400 block of Beechwood Drive and found the house full of smoke.

He called 911 and told arriving firefighters, his father was still inside.

Firefighters found the 82-year-old dad inside the home and brought him outside, but he was already deceased.

He has been identified as Ben Gulley.

No firefighters were injured.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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