Victims Jump to Escape Deadly Ashtabula (OH) House Fire

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One person was killed in a house fire earlier this week after victims were compelled to jump from a house fire in Ashtabula, Ohio, according to reports.

According to a report on, Ashtabula Fire Captain Stephen Chase said firefighters were told multiple people were trapped inside the house during the fire early Monday. Fire crews arrived to find the two-story home fully involved, with victims located in the snow adjacent to the burning house.

The four victims were transported with a variety of injuries, the report said, including broken bones, cuts, and smoke inhalation. One of the victims, a 73-year-old male, later succumbed to his injuries at a Cleveland-area hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, the report said.

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