6-year-old Summit County girl in critical condition after being trapped in a house fire

Investigators working to determine the cause of fire

Akron girl in critical condition after fire ripped through home

AKRON, OH (WOIO) -A six-year-old girl is in critical condition after being injured in a house fire Thursday evening.

Akron Fire 5/10/2019

Damon Maloney is live @ Akron Children's Hospital with the latest on a fire last night that injured a firefighter & young child: https://bit.ly/306QAXX

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Friday, May 10, 2019

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.

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