CLEVELAND — Crews spent Monday morning battling a fire on the city's east side, located in the 3600 block of E. 113th Street.
According to Cleveland Fire Lt. Mike Norman, crews received the call just after 7:30 a.m.
Norman said all occupants escaped the home, including a woman who had to jump from the roof. She was hospitalized for smoke inhalation, and a man suffered burns. Firefighters were seen carrying a dog from the home, but Norman said the pet did not survive.
Norman said the fire was started by a space heater that caught a couch on fire, causing it to spread from the first floor upward to the attic.
"Once it gets a head start like that, and time is really of the essence when fighting these fires, if this had a couple extra minutes, it can get away like that," Norman said.
Norman says the fire has been ruled accidental.