Scioto Co. Fatal Fire Under Investigation

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WOUB Staff Writer

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Updated Wed, Sep 12, 2012 6:19 am

A Scioto County house fire that killed one person and critically injured another Tuesday afternoon is under investigation by the Division of State Fire Marshal's Office.

State Fire Marshal's spokesman Shane Cartmill says it happened around 1 p.m. at a home on Carter Road near Lucasville.
 
The name of the person who died has not been released until family members are notified. 
 
The injured person was flown to a West Virginia hospital.
 
Two other people in the home at the time of the fire were able to escape.
 
Investigators say the fire was contained to a single room. 
 
No smoke detectors were found in the home.
 
The death marked the 74th fire-related fatality in Ohio reported to the Division of State Fire Marshal in 2012. 
 
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