PARMA, Ohio — Two dogs died in an early morning house fire in Parma Thursday. A mother and two sons managed to escape with minor injuries.
Crews responded to the fire on the 7000 block of Maysday Avenue shortly before 1:30 a.m. When they arrived on scene, fire was seen coming from a kitchen window and side door. One son was seen escaping from the roof of the home. He suffered a cut to the hand and was treated on scene. A second son escaped the home with no injuries. The mother escaped through the front door and was treated on scene with smoke inhalation related injuries.
Two dogs died from apparent smoke inhalation. A third dog managed to escape the home and was not injured.
Authorities say the blaze likely began in the kitchen. One son reportedly awoke to the smell of smoke in the home, and alerted his mother. She attempted to alert the second son but was not able to enter his room due to smoke. He managed to escape through a first story window.
Fifteen firefighters quickly contained and extinguished the fire, which caused extensive smoke damage to the home. Authorities estimate the fire caused $60,000 in damages.
There were no working fire detectors in the home. Fire Prevention is determining what caused the fire.