An 18-year-old man who was bedridden died in a fire after an explosion in a Medina, OH apartment building. His parents suffered severe burns trying to save him.
Firefighters were called to the scene just after 3:15 a.m. on February 9. Medina fire Chief Bob Painter told the Medina Gazette that the building was blown apart and half of it was consumed in flames when crews arrived at the building located at 451 Springbrook Drive. Debris from the walls and ceiling fell onto the young man who was pronounced dead at the scene. His parents were transported to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland one with burns on 50 percent and 80 percent of their bodies. Four other people were treated at the scene. Officials are still investigating the source of the fire.