UPDATE: 6:30 P.M
Canton Police and Fire officials are investigating a Tuesday afternoon fire that left a 3 year old child dead.
Crews were called to Penn Place NE around 12:15 this afternoon.
Battalion Chief Akbar Bennett tells the Canton Repository the heat caused power lines that cross the street to sag which kept firefighters from gaining entry to the house.
"We did a defensive attack and knocked down the fire," Bennett said.
The child was found on the second floor of the duplex. The identity of the child is not yet being released.
Check back with AkronNewsNow.com as more details become available.
Firefighters are currently on the scene of a duplex fire that claimed the life of a 3-year old child.
The Canton Repository reports firefighters were called to a duplex at Penn Place NE in Canton around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday for reports of a fire.
When Canton Police and Fire got to Penn Place, it was engulfed in flames and thick, black smoke could be seen coming from the building.
The Stark County Cororner's Investigator Rick Walter confirmed with AkronNewsNow.com one child died as a result of the blaze. The preliminary cause of death is smoke inhalation.
It is unclear what started the fire or how many people were inside the home at the time.
More information will be given as soon as it becomes available.
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