Two adults and two children were killed in an overnight house fire on East Tallmadge Avenue.
The blaze broke out around 1:30 a.m. when six people were inside the home.
The four people who were confirmed dead included a mother and father, Shirley Wallis and Omar Riley and their two daughters,Aniyla Riley, 9, and Shanice Riley, 8.
12-year-old Shaniya Wallis survived.
Investigators did not find any smoke detectors in the home and the cause of the fire is still being investigated.
The Akron Fire Department also said another child was rescued and was initially declared dead, but crews got the child breathing again.
An adult woman also managed to jump from an attic window and was taken to the hospital with injuries.
Just after noon Saturday, LeBron James and the LeBron James Family Foundation tweeted that the children lost in the fire were part of his LeBron James Family Foundation Wheels for Education program.
Our hearts hang heavy for the loss of two bright stars in our WFE program. Our thoughts & prayers are with the entire @AkronSchools family.— LJ's Fam Foundation (@LJFamFoundation) December 3, 2016
Fire investigators are still on the scene gathering information and trying to determine a cause.
Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan issued a statement later Saturday morning say, in part:
“My family, the Akron Fire Department, and the entire Akron community, are profoundly saddened by this devastating incident. Any time our community experiences a loss such as this, it reminds us how precious life is. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with the family members of those who lost their lives, as we continue to pray for strength and healing for the survivors being treated. We will see to it that the victims' families and the survivors are supported in this time of great sorrow and need."
WKYC will bring you additional details as they become available.