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Fatal house fire in Marblehead

Alex Green • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

One person died in a house fire Sunday night at a North Worthy Road home in Marblehead, Danbury firefighters said.

Emergency crews could not provide many details late Sunday, including the victim's age or if the victim was a man or a woman.

The cause of the fire also remains unknown.

Firefighters were dispatched to the home at about 6 p.m. when neighbors called 911. Neighbors told firefighters they first smelled smoke, then saw smoke, so they knocked on a window at the home. The window broke, forcefully sucking in air.

Firefighters arrived within minutes and immediately extinguished the flames. They then went inside the home and found the body.

The Ottawa County coroner's office was called to the scene, as well as investigators from Ohio State Fire Marshal's office.

The home is a small ranch that sits close to the road and has houses close on both sides.

Ottawa County dispatchers said the home's address is at 246 N. Worthy Road. According to the county auditor's office, the house is owned by George Dehil.

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