(Brecksville) - A fire in a home on East Sprague road in Brecksville turned out to be fatal.

87-year-old Ben Pfister was reportedly inside the home when firefighters arrived on scene just after 9:30 p.m.  Pfister's wife was able to get out .

Multiple crews were on scene battling the blaze.

The section of Sprague Road near the fire was closed to traffic.

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