Elyria apartment fire leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Fatal Elyria apartment fire
Fatal Elyria apartment fire(Source: WOIO)
Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 8:46 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Elyria firefighters responded to a deadly apartment fire early Sunday morning.

Officers said when they arrived to the apartments at 525 Georgetown Avenue, they found heavy smoke coming from the B building of Sherwood Forest Apartments, and a fire in the top floor apartment.

They began searching apartments and evacuating, firefighters said, finding 64-year-old Michael Harris dead in one of the apartments.

Firefighters also said Harris’s 38-year-old son jumped from the top floor before their arrival and was transported to University Hospital.

Several other departments reported after a second alarm was struck, including Lorain, Elyria Township and Sheffield Village fire.

Officials said the cause of the fire is under investigation, and several apartments sustained smoke, heat and water damage, causing about $85,000 in damages.