One person taken to the hospital in Akron house fire

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AKRON, Ohio- One person had to be taken to the hospital after a house fire in Akron this morning.

Fire officials say when they arrived on Chester Ave. just before 8 a.m. there was heavy smoke coming from a bedroom on the second floor of the home.

Two people escaped and were waiting outside.

Officials say an elderly person suffered burns and smoke inhalation and was taken to the hospital; another adult also suffered smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene.

There was no one else in the home at the time of the fire.

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