CANTON – A man was taken to an area hospital with serious burns after Canton firefighters helped him and two others escape a fire at a multi-unit home Thursday night.
Officials said firefighters were called to 914 Raff Road SW around 11:06 p.m. and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the structure, a home that had been converted into at least five units.
Three victims were rescued. A man was taken to Aultman Hospital with serious burns. Another man and a woman who were rescued by firefighters were evaluated at the scene but were not taken to the hospital, according to a post on the department's Facebook page. All other occupants were able to escape the burning home.
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Two firefighters were injured battling the blaze. The first firefighter was transported to Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officials said he was released from the hospital. The other did not seek medical attention.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The American Red Cross was called to assist nine of the displaced occupants. It is unknown how many people lived in the structure.
Plain Township fire provided mutual aid.
Further details were not available, and Canton fire officials couldn't be reached for comment.
This article originally appeared on The Independent: One man rescued with burns, firefighters injured in Canton blaze