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Man, dog die in overnight Miami Twp. house fire

Posted: 6:18 AM, Apr 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-25 08:37:29-04
Man dies in overnight house fire near Loveland
Man dies in overnight house fire near Loveland
Man dies in overnight house fire near Loveland

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A man was killed Monday in a house fire on Hollow Wood Circle in Clermont County's Miami Township. 

The Hamilton County Coroner identified the man as 47-year-old Michael Sloan. Emergency crews rushed Sloan's mother and father from the home to Bethesda North Hospital.  

Dozens of Miami Township fire crews responded just after 4 a.m. Monday to the scene of the house fire with reports of a person trapped in the basement of the home.  

Firefighters remained at the scene Monday morning to evaluate what exactly started the fire, which they said began in the basement.

"We have no idea as to what the cause of the fire was," said Chief Steve Kelly of Miami Township Fire and EMS. "Our crews are in the process of overhaul, stripping out a few of the walls down in the basement, trying to dig out the fire a little bit more."

WCPO has crews on the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.