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One dead, two injured in east Toledo house fire Wednesday

A child, mother and grandmother were rescued by Toledo fire crews. The grandmother died from her injuries Wednesday, Toledo Fire Department said.

TOLEDO, Ohio — A child, mother and grandmother were injured in a house fire on Mott Avenue and Worthington Street in east Toledo at 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

The grandmother died from her injuries at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, according to the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department.

This is the 5th fire-related fatality in the City of Toledo for 2022.

Both her and the child were transported there with life-threatening injuries. The child was listed in critical condition, a press release said.

The mother was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries and her condition is currently unknown, the press release said.

At the scene of the fire Wednesday, TFRD officials said the fire was incendiary, meaning it was intentionally started but accidentally spread to the rest of the home.

In a press release just before noon on Wednesday, TFRD said an investigation is currently being conducted by the TFRD Fire Investigative Unit. Positive identification and cause of death of the victim will be made by the Lucas County Coroner’s Office after an autopsy is performed. At this time the cause of the fire is under investigation and has yet to be determined.

The TFRD arrived on the scene at 3:18 a.m. to find a child at the corner of the two streets with life-threatening injuries and the house "fully involved" in flames, according to TFRD Pvt. Sterling Rahe said.

The mother alerted TFRD that the grandmother was still inside the home, who fire crews discovered still alive in the burning home at 3:23 a.m., according to the press release.

Local Timothy Fuston provided WTOL 11 with a video he recorded from the scene of the fire:

Rahe said he owes praise to the crew for how quickly they put out the fire and located the victims.

"From the time of dispatch to the time they started treatment on two victims on the outside and the found the victim was between 6 and 8 minutes," he said. "So, the crews did a fantastic job as well as battling the flames as you can see the front of the house was fully involved when they arrived."

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