5 children, 2 adults killed in Akron house fire identified

The latest on the Akron house fire that claimed 7 lives

AKRON - ‚ÄčAKRON, Ohio -- Police say five children and two adults were killed in an Akron house fire overnight Monday.

Multiple sources including schools, family and people on scene say the seven people killed were father Dennis Huggins, mother Angela Boggs, Cameron Huggins, Alivia Huggins, Kylle Huggins, Daisia Huggins and Jered Boggs.

Sources also say a sixth child, 18-year-old Brittany Boggs, was not home at the time of the fire.

Akron Fire and Police still have not confirmed the victims’ identities and said they will obtain dental records to provide positive identification.

In the photo used with this story, WKYC has decided to blur the face of Brittany Boggs. The five children still pictured are those killed in the fire.

Fire crews responded to the 600 block of Fultz Street shortly before 3 a.m. Monday to find the house fully engulfed in flames. Although the flames were extinguished, firefighters had to wait hours to enter the home due to dangerous conditions.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene. 

Officials said in a news conference that bodies were still being removed from the home as of 1 p.m. Akron fire officials would not comment on the ages of the victims. They also said that one pet was also killed in the fire.

Arson investigators also responded to the scene. 

Just under a year ago, two people were killed in a fire at the 700 block of Fultz Street. That fire was determined an arson by investigators. Fire officials would not comment on any potential relation between the two fires.

Crews also closed Fultz Street as investigators worked to clear the area. A special operations team was called to the scene in order to help firefighters enter the home. 

Monday's seven victims ties the city of Akron's record for deadliest fire.

We will update this story with additional details as they become available.

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