Teen, young engaged couple die after fire breaks out in Geauga County home


HUNTSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) — The Middlefield Fire Department says three people died in a house fire in Huntsburg Township Saturday.

Lt. Ben Reed said in a press conference that two adults and one boy escaped, but three others did not make it out.

He later told FOX 8’s Alex Stokes that the deceased are believed to be a 17-year-old boy and two adults — an engaged man and woman in their 20s.

He said the parents and the boy were taken to University Hospitals in Geauga for evaluation. They have since been released and are physically fine.

Officials say they received reports of a fire that started this morning just after 7 a.m. on Clay Street, where victims were possibly trapped.

Lt. Reed says the blaze is believed to have originated in the family room on the first floor where the teen was sleeping.

Earlier, sources told the I-Team there were multiple fatalities.

Sources also told the I-Team three others got out of the house.

The Ohio Fire Marshal is at the scene along with other investigating agencies. The sheriff tells us he is on the way to the scene.

FOX 8 will keep you updated as we learn more information.

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