Five children and two adults killed in Akron fire

AKRON, Ohio (AP/WCMH) – Firefighters say multiple people have died in a fire at a northeast Ohio home.

According to WKYC, authorities say five children and two adults were killed in an Akron house fire overnight Monday.

A neighbor, Paul Clegg, tells the Akron Beacon Journal that the people living at the home include children.

Crews responding to the site around 3 a.m. found the house in flames. There was no immediate word on the cause of the blaze.

Arson investigators and the State Fire Marshal’s Office were among the officials reported at the scene.

The fire Monday occurred just down the block from a home where a man and a woman died in an April 2016 fire investigated as a possible arson. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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