Cleveland Extends Condolences to Family of Three Who Perished in Fire

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Members of Cleveland Fire, Cleveland EMS also injured in early morning blaze

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Firefighters responded to 1225 East 99th Street at 12:41am on April 14, 2019 for a reported house on fire. Upon arrival, companies found a 2 ½ story single family house well involved with fire and smoke showing on the first and second floors. Neighbors reported trapped occupants. 

During search and rescue efforts, an 86 year-old female, 61 year-old male, and 30 year-old female were located and removed from the structure and transported to Metro Hospital where they were confirmed deceased. Identities will be released by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.

During the incident, a member of Cleveland Fire Technical Rescue Squad 1 was struck by falling roof tiles and a member of Cleveland EMS also sustained an injury. Both were transported to Metro Hospital and later released.

Crews had the fire Under Control at 1:39am. Cause and origin are being investigated by the Fire Investigation Unit. There were no working smoke alarms reported in the house. 

“I extend my sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the three victims who perished in Sunday’s tragic house fire,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “The City of Cleveland shares your grief. I also thank our first responders for their continued heroism and wish those who were injured during the incident a speedy recovery.”

“Our companies arrived within four minutes of receiving the call and made every effort to save the victims,” said Cleveland Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo. “We are saddened by the family’s loss following this tragedy.”

“I offer my condolences to the friends and family of those who perished in the fire,” said Nicole Carlton, Cleveland Emergency Medical Service Commissioner.

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