Cause of death released in deadly Akron house fire; medical examiner identifies 2 victims

AKRON - The Summit County Medical Examiner has positively identified two of the seven people killed in Monday morning's deadly Fultz Street house fire.

Dennis Huggins, 35, and Angela Boggs, 38, have been positively identified, the medical examiner announced Wednesday.

A cause of death has also been announced as autopsies on all seven victims have been completed. All seven died from smoke inhalation. No evidence of trauma unrelated to the fire was found.

The five remaining victims will be identified through DNA testing, though officials confirm they are the couple's five children -- Cameron Huggins, Alivia Huggins, Kylle Huggins, Daisia Huggins and Jered Boggs. One child, 18-year-old Brittany Boggs, was not home at the time of the fire.

The fire occurred at the Fultz Street home around 3 a.m. Monday. A cause for the fire has not been determined. Fire sources tell WKYC that leftover charcoal from a barbecue may be to blame, but arson has not been ruled out.

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