Arthur Street fire

Mansfield Fire Department leaders speak with firefighters after a blaze at 115 Arthur Ave. that resulted in life-threatening injuries to five residents, including two children.

MANSFIELD -- Five people, including two children, suffered life-threatening injures and were transported to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital Monday morning when a fire broke out at 115 Arthur Ave., according to local authorities.

Two firefighters were also injured battling the blaze.

One victim was responsive when firefighters pulled him from the house. Four others rescued were not responsive, fire officials said.

Mansfield Fire Department Chief Steve Strickling said the call came in at 7:35 a.m.

Nearly every available firefighter in the city was dispatched to the blaze. Mansfield Safety Service Director Lori Cope, on the scene, said the Madison Township Fire Department also helped transport the injured.

"I just can't say enough for our fire department, I'm their biggest fan," Cope said.

Although the houses in the neighborhood are situated closely together, the blaze did not spread to any other homes.

Firefighters were still on the scene as of 8:45 a.m.

This is a developing story. Check back to Richland Source with further details.

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