Man dies in overnight house fire

NORTH AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) - A man who died in an overnight house fire in North Avondale has been identified.

Investigators say Tim Rixson, 69, was unable to escape a fire in his home on Kessler Place.

The fire broke out just after midnight. Initial arriving units found heavy fire showing from the second floor of the home and requested a second alarm. An aggressive interior attack was mounted along with an extensive search of the building.

Crews were able to rescue Rixson's wife from the home, along with numerous family pets.

Rixson was found in the kitchen. Neighbors say he may have had medical issues and was unable to escape.

Investigators are looking for what caused the fire. Damage is estimated at $60,000.

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