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1 person killed in boarding house fire on Cleveland’s West Side

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Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 2:43 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 at 3:43 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - One person was killed in a fire at a boarding house on the city’s West side around 2 p.m. Thursday.

Cleveland firefighters said the victim was brought out from the first floor of the building in the 9900 block of Denison Avenue.

Their name has not been released.

Fire at Denison Avenue and W. 99th Street on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.
Fire at Denison Avenue and W. 99th Street on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.((Source: WOIO))

A second person was rescued from the first floor and rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center, where they are being treated for smoke inhalation.

Cleveland firefighters also rescued six residents trapped on the second floor.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but firefighters said it did start on the first floor.

No firefighters were injured.

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