Elderly Man Killed in House Fire

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BRECKSVILLE, OH — An 87-year-old man was killed in a reported house fire on Sprague Road on Thursday.

According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Ben Pfister was taken to Marymount Hospital were he died from his injuries.

The incident happened around 9:00 p.m. Thursday. Brecksville Mayor Jerry Hruby told FOX 8 News Reporter Brittany Harris that there were reports of an explosion; neighbors reported hearing a “loud boom.”

Fire officials said it’s still early to tell what caused the fire.

This a developing story. Stay with FOX 8 News and Fox8.com for updates.