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Body of 4-year-old boy found in Elyria house fire

ELYRIA, Ohio -- The body of a four-year-old boy has been found in a house fire in Elyria.

Elyria Assistant Fire Chief Joe Pronesti confirmed the very sad news to us.

Firefighters were called to the home on 2nd Street at around 3 Saturday afternoon. The home was so heavily damaged, they are taking it down piece by piece.

A neighbor, Jim Finley, tells FOX 8 News, the grandfather of the little boy tried to go back inside the home, but the smoke was just too intense.

There is no word on what started the fire. Several other agencies are assisting.

We will have additional updates as soon as we learn more.