Officials: Child dead, 10 family members hurt in house fire
MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old child has died and 10 family members were injured in a northeast Ohio house fire.
Sheriff’s officials say the fire broke out Wednesday night in Middlefield Township, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Cleveland. A University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center spokesperson said the toddler was declared dead upon arrival.
Fire officials say the ages of the injured Amish family members range from 1 to 40 years old.
Several family members were taken to local hospitals by ambulance, and a few were transported by helicopter.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.