A 45-year-old woman lost her life in an fire early Monday morning at the Mill Creek Village Apartments, 6849 Lockwood Blvd.
Dead is 45-year-old Mrs. Shawna Carney.
Boardman Fire Chief George Brown said the cause of death has not been determined, pending autopsy results.
Chief Brown said that firemen arrived at the scene at 8:23 a.m. and within 10 minutes they had located Mrs. Carney inside her apartment.
A variety of sources said her husband, Michael, had left for work at 7:15 a.m.
Mrs. Carney had medical issues and had a ‘do not resuscitate’ order on her, Chief Brown said.
The fire chief said the blaze started in a back bedroom of the Carney’s apartment. Mrs. Carney was found outside of the bedroom, Chief Brown indicated.
18 units of the 36-unit building were damaged, Chief Brown said, adding he estimated damages at upwards of $900,000.
A fire wall prevented additional damages to the structure.
When fire units arrived at the scene, flames were shooting through the roof of the building.
Chief Brown said that fire departments from Canfield, Austintown and the Western Reserve Joint Fire District responded to the fire, including three ladder trucks.
Chief Brown said he cleared the scene at 3:30 p.m.
The local chapter of the American Red Cross also responded to the fire to provide assistance to residents displaced by the emergency.