AKRON, OH (WOIO) -A six-year-old girl is in critical condition after being injured in a house fire Thursday evening.
According to Akron Fire Public Information Officer Serjie Lash, firefighters were called to the corner of Laffer and Iroquois Avenues just after 7 p.m. Thursday night May 9.
The little girl had to be rescued from the basement of the home and was rushed to Akron Children’s Hospital. Fire officials tell 19 News that the 6-year-old girl doesn’t have any external injuries but is being treated for smoke inhalation.
An Akron firefighter suffered a non-fire related minor injury and was taken to the hospital to get checked out.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Several other children and two adults were also inside the home, but escaped without injury.