1 dead from 2nd Elyria apartment fire, officials say

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Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 6:45 PM EST
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ELYRIA, Ohio (WOIO) - A second apartment fire in Elyria Sunday left a man dead, according to Chief Joseph Pronesti of the Elyria Fire Department.

The fire started at 12:58 p.m. in the 100 block of Brunswick Drive on Nov. 20, according to a department press release.

Firefighters found a 70-year-old man in the bedroom of the apartment, who was immediately rescued, the release said.

The man was taken to University Hospitals Elyria Campus where he later died from his injuries, officials confirmed.

Officials, who were on the scene for several hours, confirmed the fire caused around $20,000 in damages.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.