3 pets perish, man taken to hospital after large house fire on the city’s east side

CLEVELAND- The Cleveland Fire Department is investigating a tragic house fire on the city's east side.

Shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday, a blaze broke out a home on East 86th Street.

Mike Norman, with the Cleveland Fire Department, told FOX 8 News a 61-year-old male resident was taken to the hospital for his injuries.  Sadly, his two dogs and a cat were not able to escape and died in the blaze.

FOX 8 crews on the scene say the fire appeared to spread to a home next door, melting the siding.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Stay with FOX 8 News for updates on this breaking story.

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