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Fire Marshall still investigating fatal Cadiz fire

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Fire Marshall still investigating fatal Cadiz fire Photo courtesy of the Steubenville Herald Star


Spokeswoman: lack of smoke detectors may have played role

CADIZ, Ohio (AP) -- Investigators say that the home involved in a fatal Harrison County fire did not have smoke detectors.

The State Fire Marshall's Office has released few details related to the blaze near Cadiz that killed two children and their mother and injured two firefighters. Spokeswoman Lindsey Burnworth says says a cause has yet to be determined for the fire, which started in the living room. She says that the absence of smoke detectors may have contributed to the three deaths.

The young boy and girl died from their injuries at Harrison Community Hospital after the Wednesday morning fire in Cadiz. Their mother was taken to a Pittsburgh burn center, where she later died.

Two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation after the blaze. Lorna Bower, Harrison County Emergency Management Agency director, says some rescuers went into the house without gear because they knew victims were trapped.

Last modified on Saturday, 19 July 2014 08:41
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