Officials: No smoke detectors in Ohio deadly home fire

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Posted: Dec 04, 2016 10:16 AM

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say no smoke detectors were found in a house where a fire killed two adults and two young girls in Akron.

The Akron Fire Department says the investigation continues into the blaze that apparently started on the first floor and was reported about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

The fire killed a man and a woman and the two girls, ages 8 and 9. A 12-year-old girl was rescued and a woman escaped by jumping from an attic window in the three-story house.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James announced on Twitter that the girls who died were members of his foundation's educational program.

The Akron native wrote: "Unbelievably saddened to hear the news. My heart hurts."

The children attended Akron city schools where counselors will be available this week.