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A man is dead in a fire in Elyria

A man is dead in a fire in Elyria

(Elyria) -- Police are investigating an apartment fire in the 300 block of East River Street, in which one person was found dead.  

Firefighters were called to the blaze about 11:15 p.m. Monday. The fire was contained to one unit of the four unit building.

During a search of the building, firefighters found a 62-year-old man, dead in his bathroom. Elyria firefighters say the death is "suspicious".  The Lorain County Coroner's Office is looking into the cause of death, and police are helping to determine a cause for the fire.

The victim's name is not being released at this time.

Elyria police say the other three units in the building are not inhabitable due to water and fire damage.

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