November 25, 2014


2 people injured, 7 animals die in Sheffield Lake house fire

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Two people were injured and seven animals died in a fire that broke out in a Sheffield Lake house early Saturday morning.

About 5:45 a.m., a fire took over both floors in a two-story house at 4870 Pinewood Drive. One woman was saved from the fire and taken to MetroHealth Medical Center with burn injuries. Another person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, according to Sheffield Lake Fire Department.

Four dogs and three cats were killed in the fire, and one cat was taken to the AvonLakeAnimalHospital for evaluation, according to the fire department.

Sheffield Lake received help from Sheffield, Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Township and Elyria Township fire departments, and they were able to get the fire under control around 7:15 a.m.

According to the fire department, residents at the house are staying with family and friends following the fire. The State Fire Marshall’s Office is working with the Sheffield Lake Fire Department to investigate the fire.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

  • Phil Blank

    Google shows a man out in the front yard this summer, messing with what looks like a lawnmower, maybe pouring gasoline into it.
    But where did he store the gasoline, in the garage?

  • me101

    My heart goes out to the family and friends of the fire. I am happy they all got out with their lives, and am sorry for the loss of their pets!

  • Marla Bartolotta

    if u dont know what happened dont make comments