Names of 5 dead in Ohio fire released; cause, manner probed

Authorities have released the names of five people killed in an early morning house fire in northern Ohio earlier this week

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have released the names of five people killed in an early morning house fire in northern Ohio earlier this week.

The Summit County medical examiner's office said the victims were 60-year-old Dal Subba, 48-year-old Phip Subba, 16-year-old Prena Subba, 11-year-old Smile Subba, and 5-year-old Parisa Limbu Khajum.

The cause and manner of the deaths remain under investigation.

Family members told the Akron Beacon Journal that Dal Subba owned the home and lived with his wife Phip and their two daughters, Prena and Parisa. Smile and his family were living in the house temporarily and were planning to move to Cuyahoga Falls, the paper reported.

Neighbors and relatives said they moved in earlier this year and were immigrants from Nepal.

“They were a wonderful family,” Jean Hudson, whose home was damaged from the fire next door, told WKYC-TV. “They invited us to their celebrations, brought food over. It’s just a terrible, terrible loss for us because we lost some wonderful, wonderful neighbors.”

Three adults and a child also injured in the blaze shortly before 1 a.m. Monday were taken to a hospital, and a neighbor who tried to help was treated at the scene, the newspaper reported.