Ohio man, 71, critically injured in house fire; grandson, 15, arrested for arson, attempted murder
WJW / Kevin Freeman
Firefighters were called to the home on Cranz Place at just after 1 a.m. Monday morning.

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.

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