One Person Killed in Trailer Fire

by Jennifer Bullock on January 30, 2014 at 9:32 am

Athens County authorities said one person was killed in trailer fire early Thursday morning…

The Rome Township Volunteer Fire Department was alerted to the trailer fire at 8345 Second Street in Stewart, Ohio (Athens County) at 2:40 Thursday morning, with one person trapped inside. Firefighters said upon arrival, crews found the structure fully engulfed in flames, and were not able to attempt any interior rescue, due to the large amount of fire.

Officials said firefighters did find the remains of one person inside the residence, but the victim’s identity has not been confirmed at this time.

RIchland Area and Coolville Fire Departments assisted at the scene. The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Athens County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate the blaze.