911 call released in Akron apartment building fire that killed woman, displaced residents

The scene of a fatal fire at 398 Douglas St. in Akron.

The scene of a fatal fire at 398 Douglas St. in Akron.

A female in her early 40s died Sunday morning in an apartment constructing fire in Akron’s West Hill neighborhood.

Even though it is nevertheless less than investigation, fire officers say early indications are that the blaze begun in the second-ground apartment unit of the lady who died. The Summit County Healthcare Examiner’s Business on Monday had not yet discovered the woman, whose exact cause of death was still pending investigation.

At 9:12 a.m. Sunday, a neighbor walking her canine called 911 to report smoke billowing from the roof of the four-device brick developing at 398 Douglas St.

“It’s appropriate up coming to my household. Fellas!” she yells in the 911 recording, banging on the door. “There’s so substantially smoke coming out the window and nobody’s waking up. I read glass breaking.

“Fellas, arrive out. Are you Okay?”

Five minutes afterwards, an additional caller on the fourth floor of close by Cleveland Clinic Akron General tells a 911 dispatcher that he can see smoke mounting from the household neighborhood just on the other aspect of the Akron Innerbelt.

Capt. Sierjie Lash claimed several of the five occupants who finally exited the creating ended up unaware of the flames spreading from the second-floor unit. Fire crews arrived within just minutes and attacked the fire under the assumption that victims have been nevertheless within.

Lash said a woman’s body “was uncovered although we had been putting out the fireplace.”

The four-device building is owned by Grand Hill Estates LLC, which is registered to Andrew Hill of Medina, according to Akron’s landlord registry. Attained by telephone Sunday, Hill stated he was “truly just distraught” to learn that his tenant had died. He would not give the woman’s identify and was unwilling to speak.

“She lived there alone,” he said. “It is a tragedy and it’s terrible. I’m incredibly significantly beside myself.

“She was the result in of it,” Hill mentioned. “And now she’s no longer there. My constructing is no longer. It is all around terrible.”

The American Crimson Cross was contacted to help the other five displaced occupants. A single resident was treated at the scene but declined to be transported to a medical center, the fireplace department noted.

Fire crews from 5 stations responded to the scene, which was cleared all around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Access reporter Doug Livingston at [email protected] or 330-719-1756.

This article initially appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: A single girl useless in Douglas Street apartment creating fireplace Akron West Hill