A fatal fire in Maple Heights

Fatal fire in Maple Heights

(Cuyahoga County) - An elderly woman is dead after an early morning house fire in Maple Heights.  

The blaze started in a home near the corner of James Avenue and East 146th Street.  The victim passed away after she was transported to a local hospital. 

Investigators say the 100 year old woman was trapped on the second floor. A second resident was able to escape the flames.   

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The State Fire Marshal is assisting in the probe, and brought in a fire sniffing dog to search for clues.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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