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Clothes, gas cans and computer removed from nearby homes of Akron fatal fire scene

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AKRON- Authorities surrounded a residence near the scene of a deadly house fire that happened early Monday morning.

Multiple agencies are on scene of the location on Fultz Street and confirm it is in connection to the fire.  Investigators from the State Fire Marshal's office are also on scene. Several bags of evidence were removed from a home on the corner of Fultz and Hillscrest by investigators.

The items removed from the homes included 3 bags of clothes, a computer and gas cans.

Neighbors tell FOX 8 News, the two homes being searched Thursday afternoon by authorities are owned by the same man.

One person was detained for a short time in a police cruiser. When asked, he did not offer any statement to FOX 8.

No charges have been filed in connection with the fire.

Five children and two adults were killed early Monday morning when the blaze broke out at 693 Fultz Street just before 3 a.m.

(Photo: Dave Nethers/FOX 8 News)

The medical examiner's office said Dennis Huggins, 35, and Angela Boggs, 38, died in the fire. The remaining five victims will be identified through DNA testing, which will take some time to complete.

Firefighters believe the fire started at the front of the house. A cause isn't yet known.

Akron police tell FOX 8 News, today's search was part of a routine investigation.


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