Woman killed in early-morning Olmsted Falls house fire identified

OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio -- An early morning fire ended in tragedy in Olmsted Falls Sunday.

According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, Lori Oberc-Hauck, 56, died at a local hospital after being rescued by crews from her home on Brentwood Drive.

"When she moved here she was so happy to be here her and her girls," said neighbor Henrietta Terlaak. "It's just sad. Too young.  Very much too young."

Olmsted Falls firefighters say the fire started around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Fire officials say Oberc-Hauck was alone at the home and trapped.

Firefighters rescued Oberc-Hauck from a second-story bedroom, then rushed her to a local hospital, where she later died.

Fire crews from Berea, Strongsville, Middleburgh Heights, North Olmsted, Columbia Township, and Brook Park responded to assist Olmsted Falls Fire Department.

"We're still trying to determine the cause," said Fire Chief Chad Gluss. "We're still trying to figure out what was in that area. What may have been plugged in, candles anything like that so those are all things we're looking at down the road."

The Olmsted Falls Fire Department and the State Fire Marshall are investigating.