Woman arrested, man dead after house fire in Cleveland


Photo of the burned building. Courtesy Fox 8 viewer Amber Lynn Blackburn.

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CLEVELAND – A 49-year-old Cleveland woman has been arrested after the death of a 46-year-old man during a house fire on Platten Avenue on Saturday.

According to Cleveland police, Elisabeth Scott and the male victim were boyfriend and girlfriend.

The male victim was found dead inside the home by officials. Another male was in the front yard, he was not seriously injured during the fire.

Both males and Scott lived inside the home.

Details about the fire and the male’s death are still being investigated by Cleveland Division of Fire, the Cleveland Police Homicide Unit and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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