AKRON, Ohio — One person has died following an early morning house fire in Akron.
Authorities say it happened shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Hancock Avenue.
“Upon arrival, fire companies were met with heavy fire conditions and reports of someone trapped in the structure,” officials said in a press release.
One person was found dead inside the home while another was taken to a nearby hospital with undisclosed injuries.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday that the victim has been identified as 73-year-old Richard Johnson.
The fire remains under investigation.
No additional details were immediately available. We will update this story once more information is released.