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CLEVELAND (WJW) — Members of Cleveland Division of Fire Arson are investigating after a fatal fire in Cleveland’s west side on Christmas Eve.

On Friday at about 4:30 p.m., police officers responded to 10310 Thrush Ave. where the fire department was extinguishing a house fire.

Firefighters found a 48-year old man dead inside the home, according to a police report.

Officers said a preliminary investigation shows that the victim was paraplegic. A dog was also found in the home.

This matter remains under investigation.