Woman dies in Akron apartment fire

Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 12:23 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2023 at 1:48 PM EST
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AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - One woman died after an apartment fire in Akron Tuesday evening.

Deadly Akron fire
Deadly Akron fire((Source: WOIO))

Akron Firefighters responded to the building located in the 700 block of Fleming Dr. around 6 p.m.

When crews arrived on the scene, the fire was fully involved.

The victim, a 20-year-old woman, was found unresponsive in her apartment and pronounced dead on the scene, according to officials.

The Summit County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Arika Rogers and said her cause of death was smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.

Three other people were transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Five adults and two children were displaced and are now being helped by the Red Cross.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but officials believe it may have started in the kitchen area.