The Avon Lake Fire Department is investigating the cause of a house fire that caused one Avon Lake police officer to be treated for smoke inhalation on Monday morning.

Four fire units from Avon Lake were dispatched to a home at 318 Avon Belden Road about 4:30 a.m. on Monday.

One man who was inside the home was removed with the assistance of the Avon Lake Police Department, which was on scene moments before fire personnel, according to the Avon Lake Fire Department.

Overall, there were nine members of Avon Lake's fire personnel who responded to the fire, who were assisted by Avon, Sheffield Lake, Sheffield Village, and Bay Village fire departments.

Upon arrival, the main body of fire was located and extinguished in the residence about 20 minutes after it began.

The fire had started in the attic of the home and caused heavy damage to the roof. The damage from the fire caused the home to be uninhabitable, said Avon Lake Fire Chief Jeremy Betsa.

The police officer who was taken to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation, was treated and released in good condition. No other injuries happened during this incident, according to the fire department.

The dollar amount of damage to the home had not been assessed, Betsa said.

Contact this reporter at or 440-871-5797.

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