Body Found In Gilboa Residence Destroyed In Fire

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters found a body after putting out a fire at a Gilboa residence.

Firefighters responded to 140 Franklin Street at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday to find the structure fully engulfed.

Once they had the flames put out, firefighters found the remains of a body inside the residence.

The identification of the individual is pending.

The structure is a total loss.

The fire then spread to the neighboring residence of 138 Franklin, causing structural damage to the garage.

A family of four was evacuated and is being assisted by the Red Cross.

The fire remains under investigation by the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office.