Cause Of Fatal Fire Remains Undetermined

10/31/17 – 5:10 A.M.

Investigators haven’t been able to identify a single cause for a fatal house fire near Fostoria. The State Fire Marshall’s Office says they can’t rule out electrical or heating-related sources as the cause of the blaze. A release from the agency says investigators found reasons to believe electricity could have caused the fire. They also found reasons why a heating-source could have sparked the blaze.

Public Information Officer Kelly Stincer says the fire started on the south side of the first floor of the home.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at 10331 West State Route 18 Thursday around 3:45 a.m. The flames were too intense for them to go inside the home.