Firefighters fight fire at two-story Fairview Heights house

A couple and their five children were inside at the time and fortunately they were able to escape and alert neighbours. Source 7 News

Neighbors called 911 to report the fire around 11:20 am after they heard a sound that resembled an explosion. Fire crews learned upon arrival that a person was trapped inside.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing throughout the right-side of the split-level, wood-frame house.

The fire happened at a home in the 3000 block at 3:45 a.m. Sunday.

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The Scott Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Volant Volunteer Fire Department and Hickory Township Police assisted at the scene.

Authorities said the fire started in the front left bedroom.

"The exact cause of the fire and manner of death is now undetermined and is under active investigation", Rutledge said. Her identity has not been publicly released by the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office.

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