The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 2:49 p.m.

5 people die in rural northwest Ohio house fire

REPUBLIC, Ohio -- A fast-moving fire leveled a 130-year-old farmhouse overnight on Tuesday, killing five people in rural northwest Ohio.
Authorities believe the victims include three young children who lived at the home along with two adults. It will be up to a coroner to identify the victims.
"We assume those are the ones recovered," said Dean Henry, a spokesman for several volunteer fire departments that responded.
A truck driver spotted smoke coming from the house just after 3 a.m. Tuesday and called 911, Henry said,
The two-story house was fully engulfed in flames when the first firefighters arrived, he said.
The wood-frame home that sits outside the village of Republic is fairly isolated and surrounded by farm fields about 50 miles southeast of Toledo. The nearest house is about a quarter-mile away.
Firefighters and investigators spent much of Tuesday looking through the debris for the victims and clues to what caused the fire. The last two victims were found by mid-afternoon.
The family bought the home in 2004, according to county auditor records that said the house was built in 1880.
It's not clear how they all were related. He said one of the three children -- ages 6, 8, 12 -- has a different last name than the other four.
Investigators from the State Fire Marshal's Office are looking into the cause.
Story tags » Fire

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...

Photo galleries

» More HeraldNet galleries

HeraldNet highlights

Lofty potential for drones
Lofty potential for drones: Aircraft could be used in real estate, other businesses
A community of kindness
A community of kindness: Seahawks home a display of affection for couple's daughter
Looking for a friend?
Looking for a friend?: Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (7 new photos)
Super snacks
Super snacks: Best finger-food recipes to make for the big game
SnoCoSocial