CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The 14-year-old boy who died in a Plain Township house fire Monday afternoon has been identified.
Christian Werstler died in his home on 29th Street NE after school because of a fire that was likely caused by a space heater, according to the Plain Township Fire Department.
Firefighters rescued the boy from the home. He was then rushed to an Akron hospital, but he died from injuries sustained in the fire.
Werstler’s family established a GoFundMe page to help cover with the teen’s funeral expenses.
The boy’s mother, Alicia Roby, is pleading for others to share her son’s story in hopes that it can help others.
Grief counselors were available at GlenOak High School, where Werstler attended, for students and faculty.