Woman dies on front porch of burning home in Canton


CANTON, Ohio (WJW) – The Canton Fire Department is investigating the cause of a house fire that killed a woman and injured a firefighter.

The fire broke out around 12:45 p.m. Monday in the 2700 block of 8th St. NW.

Fire department video from the scene shows a significant fire at the home when firefighters arrived.

Firefighters found the body of a 60-year-old woman on the front porch as they were working to get the flames under control.

She has not been identified.

A firefighter suffered a minor injury while at the scene. The firefighter is okay and did not require treatment.

The home is a total loss, and the house next door suffered serious damage as well.

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