Ohio man, 71, critically injured in house fire; grandson, 15, arrested for arson, attempted murder 09/23/2019 4:50 pm PDT Comments WJW / Kevin Freeman By Kara Sutyak, WJW AKRON, Ohio (WJW) -- A teenager was taken into custody and has been charged with intentionally starting a house fire that seriously injured his grandfather. Firefighters were called to the home on Cranz Place at just after 1 a.m. Monday morning. Crews had to rescue a 71-year-old man from the second floor. The man, who uses a wheelchair, was taken to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Police say the man's 15-year-old grandson, who lived at the home, admitted to starting the fire. The teen has been charged with arson and attempted murder, and is being held at the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center. A dog died in the fire; three cats were rescued. Damage to the home is described as substantial. MORE: 15-year-old charged with arson, attempted murder for house fire that seriously injured grandfather - WJW #Akron #Arson #AttemptedMurder #Fire #Ohio #WJW Related Stories Church to air conditioning thieves: 'It's hot where you're going' $1M bond for man who confessed to killing woman, hiding body in storage unit Ohio man pleads guilty to killing woman, burying remains in back yard Man gets life in prison for killing woman, burying her in backyard Ohio mom arrested for shooting through door at 15-year-old son Ohio man arrested in cold-case murders of women found dead in '70s Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.