95-year-old George Raymond Drew is dead after a Friday afternoon
fire in his Hyde Park home.
The fire happened just after 2 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of
East Rookwood Drive, which is a street that intersects with Edwards Road.
Authorities say that the fire originated in a second floor
bedroom, near the rear of the house.
Crews arriving on the
scene say one occupant had already exited the structure and informed
firefighters that Drew was still inside on the second floor.
"There was an elderly gentleman that we found. We were able
to pull him out of the building and he was transported to University
Hospital," says District Chief Greg Potter.
Crews say that Drew was unconscious when they found him and
was transferred to UC Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Firefighters say that the fire was brought under control within 15
minutes. Damage has been estimated at $100,000
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Drew was the founder of the Drew Law Firm and had practiced
law for 74 years.
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