Child dies in Cleveland house fire; mother son jump to safety

July 17, 2017: Authorities say no smoke alarms were present inside a Cleveland home where a child died early this morning.

CLEVELAND - CLEVELAND -- A child has died after being pulled from a third floor bedroom inside a burning home early Monday.

The fire began around 5:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Searsdale Avenue in Cleveland.

Crews performed CPR on the 8-year-old boy at the scene. He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center were he was pronounced dead upon arrival. 

Authorities say a mother and son jumped to safety from the second floor. They were both taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. The mother, a 30-year-old female, is in critical condition and confined for observation. The boy, 9, is in stable condition and is also confined for observation. 


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