2 children, 2 adults missing after fire guts Cleveland home
Firefighters say the blaze caused severe damage, hindering their ability to search the charred home
CLEVELAND — Authorities say two children and two adults are unaccounted for after an overnight house fire in Cleveland.
Firefighters say a woman believed to be the children's mother escaped the fire early Tuesday morning by jumping from the home on the city's east side. She was taken to a hospital, and information about her condition wasn't immediately released.
Investigators say a 4-year-old boy, an 8-year-old girl, their father and another man are missing.
Firefighters say the blaze caused severe damage, hindering their ability to search the charred home.
There was no immediate word on what caused the fire. The state fire marshal's office will help investigate.
Update Fire in B6 East Side. Companies still working. Chief of Division on scene being updated by Battalion Chief and Assistant Chief. pic.twitter.com/QRTTQfTy6q— ClevelandFire (@ClevelandFire) January 30, 2018
UPDATE B6 East Side Fire Under Control. House badly compromised. Hindering search efforts. pic.twitter.com/Zx5ipKkggQ— ClevelandFire (@ClevelandFire) January 30, 2018
2 adults & 2 children unaccounted for after house fire on Hillview Rd. Mother was able to escape but told officials her husband, adult nephew, 8yo daughter and 4yo son are in the house. Too dangerous for @ClevelandFire to go inside. Tactical recovery underway. @fox8news pic.twitter.com/6lfFOML7vK— Jessica Dill (@JessicaLynnDill) January 30, 2018