The State Fire Marshal’s Office says this was the deadliest Christmas weekend on record for fires in Ohio.
Fires over the long holiday weekend claimed the lives of 10 people, including six in one fire alone in Newcomerstown.
Friday, December 23DARKE COUNTY – Barn 2352 STAUFFER RD, MONROE TWP, OH 45337 / 1 FATALITY
Sunday, December 25MEDINA COUNTY – Residential 8504 LAFAYETTE RD, HARRISVILLE TWP, OH 44254 / 1 FATALITY
Monday, December 26TUSCARAWAS COUNTY – Residential 429 SPAULDING AVE, NEWCOMERSTOWN, OH 43832 / 6 FATALITIES
Monday, December 26STARK COUNTY – Residential 4855 4TH ST NW, PERRY TWP, OH 44708 / 1 FATALITY
Tuesday, December 27COLUMBIANA COUNTY – Residential 74 N PEARL ST, COLUMBIANA, OH 44408 / 1 FATALITY
Fire officials are reminding Ohioans to install smoke alarms on every level of their home, inside and outside of sleeping areas and to test the alarms regularly.
Families are also advised to have a fire escape plan and to practice it at least twice a year.
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