Children left at home alone start house fire, mother arrested for child endangering

The children, ages 2 and 5, were hospitalized after suffering smoke inhalation.

Children left at home alone start house fire, mother arrested for child endangering
The fire broke out at 2439 East 36th St. on Thursday evening, after two children were left at home alone. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Two children were hospitalized on Thursday evening, after a fire broke out in a residence on the city’s East Side.

The children were at home alone when the fire started, and the mother has been arrested and charged with child endangering, according to Cleveland Police.

Crews were called to the 2400 block of East 36th Street just after 6 p.m. to provide aid, according to Cleveland Fire.

The children, ages 2 and 5, suffered smoke inhalation and were treated at MetroHealth hospital.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, and the children have been turned over to a family member.

Two young children pulled from the window of this burning house on East 36th Street. I talked with the man who rescued them. Look for a his comments on 19 News at 4, 5 and 6 and again at 7:30.

Posted by Harry Boomer on Friday, February 28, 2020

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