Coroner identifies child killed in Liberty fire

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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – The Summit County Coroner has identified a child killed in a fire earlier this month in Liberty Township.

Four-year-old Desmond Robinson died from injuries sustained in the fire.

Two children were rushed to the hospital at about 4:4 5 a.m. on Aug. 20 after a fire broke out at a house in the 3000 block of Green Acre Drive.

The children were trapped in the triplex. Crews were eventually able to get the children out, but they needed immediate medical attention.

Both were taken to Akron Children’s Hospital where Desmond Robinson later died.

The state fire marshal said the fire started in the basement, but an exact cause has not been determined.

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