Free smoke detectors to be handed out after deadly fire in Akron
AKRON- Three days after a tragic fire broke out at a home in Akron, claiming the lives of Omar Riley, 37, Shirley Wallis, 34, and their children, Aniyla Riley, 9, and Shanice Riley, 8 local agencies are coming forward to help prevent this from happening to other families.
The initiative is called Operation Save-A-Life and was launched by Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan earlier this year.
Saturday morning’s tragic fire left two other people injured. A 12-year-old girl is recovering well in the hospital, currently in stable condition, according to Pastor Zach Prosser.
Another adult also escaped the fire on East Tallmadge Saturday morning, but it is unclear on that person’s condition.
Akron residents who want a home fire safety inspection and free smoke alarms can call 330-535-2030. In Cleveland, residents can call 216-361-5535. Youngstown residents may call 866-319-7160. Elsewhere throughout Northeast Ohio, you can log onto redcross.org/neo to request smoke alarms for your home.