Man killed in Bedford apartment fire; toddler in critical condition

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BEDFORD, Ohio – One person was killed, and a child is in critical condition following an apartment fire at the Center Park Apartments.

Firefighters were called to the building at 216 Center Road on a report of smoke in the building around 10:45 p.m. Friday.

Firefighters found two victims. A 2-year-old child was flown to a hospital in Toledo.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner identified the deceased as 49-year-old Gregory Jones.

The fire was contained to a single apartment.

The State Fire Marshal is investigating, but Bedford Fire Chief Davy Nagy tells FOX 8 he believes the fire is accidental.

Chief Nagy reports the home did have working smoke detectors.

Maple Heights, Bedford Heights, Oakwood, Garfield Heights, North Randall, Valley View and Northfield Village assisted.

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