BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – An apartment fire in Boardman Township sent one person to the hospital and killed Wednesday morning, according to Boardman Fire Chief Mark Pitzer.
Boardman Township firefighters said they rescued the two victims from a Newport Glen Apartment on the 4000 block of Glenwood Avenue. Pitzer said that one of the victims was unresponsive when pulled from the building and that medical officials at St. Elizabeth’s in Boardman later pronounced him dead.
Firefighters arrived to see smoke and fire in the second-floor apartment at around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Pitzer said the fire was put out quickly and he called other departments to make sure there were no other victims.
“It was a big search. Obviously, this is a large garden apartment. Four floors of apartments, so it took a lot of manpower to get through all those buildings, you know, all those apartments to get an all-clear,” Pitzer said.
Firefighters from Youngstown, Poland and Canfield as well as EMS from Beaver Township responded to the call, and the state fire marshal is investigating the incident, since it was fatal.