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Family escapes house fire in Euclid; blaze later ruled arson

The specific cause has not yet been determined. Police are currently investigating.

EUCLID, Ohio — State and local officials are investigating following a house fire in Euclid.

Firefighters arrived at the home on the 20600 block of Ball Avenue just after 5 a.m. Tuesday and found flames bursting from the first floor and up to the attic. The occupants had all escaped safely, but other departments from Wickliffe, Willowick, Richmond Heights, and Mentor had to be called in to assist with putting the blaze out.

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The fire was considered "under control" more than an hour later, but the house is considered "a total loss." Following a preliminary inquiry by Euclid crews and the Ohio State Fire Marshal, the blaze has been ruled to be arson, although the exact cause has not yet been determined.

No one was hurt in the incident. The American Red Cross of Northern Ohio is assisting the family in finding living arrangements.

Authorities are still investigating the matter. Anyone with information is asked to call either (800) 589-2728, (216) 252 7463, or (216) 284-8452.

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