Akron to offer more free smoke detectors after fatal house fire


Family members have confirmed that the 5 children, left to right in this photo, perished in an Akron house fire. The oldest daughter, on the right, was not at home at the time of the fire.
Photo courtesy of Angela Boggs FB page

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AKRON, Ohio-- Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan offered free smoke detectors to residents following a house fire on Monday that killed seven people.

By Tuesday evening, all detectors had been handed out.

The fire department responded to a house on Fultz Street just before 3 a.m. Monday. The blaze killed two adults and five children. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has not identified the deceased and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

It is not known if there were working fire alarms in the home.

The mayor's office said it had a limited number of free smoke alarms at a town hall Tuesday evening. The event started at 6 p.m. at Innes Community Learning Center on East Avenue.

Akron City Councilwoman Tara Mosley-Samples will also have smoke detectors available to Ward 5 residents during a meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation.

Others in Summit County interested in a smoke detector can call the Red Cross at 330-535-2030. The organization will schedule a time within one week for its volunteers to install the alarms in your home.

Residents of other Ohio counties can find information about the Red Cross Operation Save-A-Life here.

More on the Akron house fire that killed seven here

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