Elderly man taken to the hospital after house fire

CLEVELAND -- An elderly man has been taken to the hospital after firefighters found him unconscious when they responded to a house fire.

According to a Fire Department spokesman, firefighters were called to a house fire at 11705 Imperial Ave. Wednesday night.

They arrived to find heavy fire coming from the second floor of the two-story home.

Two men were found on the first floor of the home after they were able to evacuate from the second floor. The son stated that he awoke to the fire in his father's bedroom.

The 86-year-old man was found unconscious when firefighters arrived and was taken to University Hospitals in critical condition.

The Fire Investigation Unit is investigating the cause of the fire.

There were no working smoke alarms in the home.


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