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4 escape early morning house fire in Cleveland, man reports sparks coming from window air conditioner

The Cleveland Fire Department responded to the scene on Hillman Avenue shortly before 6 a.m.

CLEVELAND — Cleveland firefighters spent several hours at the scene where a house went up in flames on Hillman Avenue near Broadway early Tuesday morning.

A 3News crew at the scene has learned that four adults who were renting the property were able to safely escape the fire. They tell us they've lost everything.

One of those impacted also told 3News that he saw sparks and flames coming from a window air conditioner around 5:50 a.m. He then alerted the others and helped his elderly grandmother get out of the house, according to his description at the scene.

The American Red Cross has been called in to assist those impacted by the fire.

We streamed live video from the scene, which you can watch in the player below:

The Cleveland Fire Department, which responded to the scene just before 6 a.m. to find the house heavily involved in flames, tweeted that no injuries were reported as a result of the fire. The cause remains under investigation.

No additional information has been released, but stay with 3News as we will update this story once more details are available.


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Aug. 1, 2022.

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