MORROW, Ohio — A 60-year-old man was killed and 40-year-old man was injured following a house fire Saturday morning in Warren County, according to Union Township Fire Department.
The fire broke out at a home on Shawhan Road near Shawnee Drive in Morrow just after 3 a.m. Union Township Fire Department Chief Bob Napier said firefighters were on scene within four minutes. Napier believes the fire is a total loss due to the entire back half of the house being collapsed. The second floor attic collapsed into the first floor when crews arrived, Napier said.
No firefighters were injured at the scene, and the fire was under control within 30 minutes, Napier said.
When fire crews arrived, Napier said fire crews found the 40-year-old man laying in the yard. He was alert and conscious at the scene and was taken to Bethesda North Hospital for injuries. As of roughly 10 a.m., that man had been discharged from the hospital.
"We were notified when we arrived on scene on (that a) gentleman was outside the house (and) another gentleman was still inside the structure," Napier said. "So crews made attempts to go in and try to find him, locate him, where we were told he was unfortunately we did not find him there and he passed in the fire."
The name of the man killed in the fire has not been released as authorities continue to notify family.
According to Napier, investigators are trying to determine how the fire started, which Napier anticipates knowing more in one to two weeks.
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.