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1 found dead after apartment fire in Painesville

The incident happened around 10:30 Tuesday morning, according to officials.

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from an unrelated story published on Sept. 6, 2021.

The Painesville City Fire Department says one person was found dead Tuesday morning after a fire in the city. 

According to officials, the incident began around 10:26 a.m. when firefighters were called to E. South Street after reports of a "toxic odor" coming from an apartment. 

PCFD arrived on scene to find that the fire had smothered itself out. Officials made their way into the building and found a male occupant deceased inside of the apartment.

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Following the discovery of the man's body, the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted, according to PCFD officials. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. 

The identity of the man killed is not being publicly released until next of kin has been notified. 

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Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a 3News Now published on September 7, 2021.