Painesville | Morning fire claims woman's life

PAINESVILLE -- A woman is dead after fire swept through a four-unit apartment building on East South Street between Liberty and St. Clair streets.

Her name has not been released yet.

Firefighters found the woman in a first-floor bedroom. The fire remains under investigation and no cause has been determined.

Initial reports were that a dryer fire was reported just after 5 a.m. Wednesday.

There were heavy flames coming from the front of the building when firefighters arrived.

The state fire marshal was contacted about the fire and will be sending an investigator.

The Fire Department said 40 firefighters responded to the scene from Mentor, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Grand River, Fairport Harbor, Concord, Painesville Township, Perry and Leroy.


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