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3 dead in Geauga County house fire

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Three other occupants made it out of the home safely.

MONTVILLE, Ohio — Three people are dead following a house fire in Geauga County Saturday morning.

Officials from the Montville Fire Department tell 3News the blaze broke out on the 11200 block of Clay Street just after 7 a.m., and firefighters quickly arrived on scene and doused the flames. Unfortunately, they discovered three of the home’s occupants did not make it out.

Montville Lt. Ben Reed says the victims are two males and one female, with one being under the age of 18. Their names are not being released at this time.

Three other people inside the house were able to make it out safely. They are currently speaking to victim advocates, according to Reed.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Both the Geauga County Fire Investigative Unit and the Ohio State Fire Marshal are surveying the damage.

This is a developing story. Please stay with 3News for updates as they become available.

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