73-year-old man dies in Akron house fire

73-year-old man dies in Akron house fire
(Source: WOIO)

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - The Summit County Medical Examiner said a 73-year-old Akron man died in a fire early Sunday.

Richard Johnson was trapped inside a home in the 1000 block of Hancock Avenue.

Firefighters were called to the scene around 2 a.m.

When they arrived, firefighters witnessed heavy smoke and flames, according to a release.

EMS transported a second victim to the hospital.

That person’s name and condition have note been released.

Firefighters said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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