Man dies in Kirtland house fire

Man dies in Kirtland house fire

KIRTLAND, OH (WOIO) - A man was killed late Monday night in a house fire.

The Ohio State Fire Marshal says the victim, whose name is not being released, is a friend of the home owner and he was staying in a guest house.

Crews were called to the home in the 10000 block of Chilicothe Road around 11 p.m. after a neighbor saw the flames.

When Kirtland firefighters arrived, they were told the victim was trapped inside.

Firefighters were unable to rescue the man.

The cause is still under investigation.

Firefighters from Mentor, Eastlake, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills and Chesterland helped fight the blaze.

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