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Person dies in house fire on Parma's east side

The exact cause of the blaze is not known at this time.
Credit: Parma Fire Department
Fatal house fire in Parma.

PARMA, Ohio — One person is dead following a house fire on Parma's east side early Tuesday evening.

Multiple fire engines as well as the city fire chief arrived at the home on the 1200 block of Dawnwood Drive around 6 p.m. Crews noted "heavy smoke" throughout the structure, and while they were able to extinguish the flames via a "fast attack" of the main area, they unfortunately found one occupant who had died inside.

The incident is still under investigation, and officials have not yet been able to pinpoint a cause. The victim's name is also not being released while family members are notified.

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