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Tragedy Strikes Lancaster, Ohio: Residential Fire Claims Young Life


A devastating residential fire broke out in the 800 block of Pierce Avenue, Lancaster, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 26, 2024. The blaze has resulted in the tragic loss of a female juvenile, pronounced dead at the scene. An adult male was rushed to the hospital for treatment, while other family members escaped the inferno unharmed.

Update | 5:46 PM, June 26, 2024 – Lancaster, OH — At 2:59 PM today, the Lancaster Police Department received a call reporting a residential fire at 812 North Pierce Avenue in Lancaster, Ohio. The Lancaster Fire Department, along with several neighboring fire agencies, were immediately dispatched to the scene. Both the Lancaster Police Department’s patrol division and detective bureau also responded to provide assistance.

Upon arrival, responders found the residence fully engulfed in flames. The Lancaster Fire Department swiftly worked to extinguish the fire. A thorough investigation revealed that five individuals were inside the home when the fire began. Three residents managed to escape without injury, one individual was transported to the Ohio State University Medical Center for treatment, and tragically, a younger than 5 child died as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation in cooperation with the Lancaster Fire Department. The 800 block of North Pierce Avenue will remain closed during the investigation.

Residents are advised to avoid the area and the immediate streets due to road closures and the presence of emergency personnel. More information will be provided as it becomes available.