One dead in Sheffield Lake apartment fire

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SHEFFIELD LAKE, OH – One person is dead after an afternoon apartment fire in Sheffield Lake.

Firefighters were called out to the apartment building shortly before 3:30 p.m. The fire itself was contained to just one apartment, and was extinguished quickly, but the man who lived there, 69-year-old Richard Daul, died in the fire.

The Lorain County Coroner says Daul died from burns and smoke inhalation.

Investigators have not determined a cause of the fire yet.