Update: Tentative Identities of Washington County Fire Victims Released

Update 3/22/10 @ 12:51 pm

The names of the couple who are believed to have died in Monday morning's house fire in the Newport Township area of Washington County have been released.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says 69-year-old Robert R. Barth and 66-year-old Evalena Barth lived at 685 County Nine Road, the scene of the fire.

The Montgomery County Coroner's Office will make the final, official indentification.

Sheriff Mincks tells WTAP that, at this time, the cause of the fire is not determined, but there are no signs it was deliberately set.
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Update 3/22/10 @ 12:10 pm

The Washington County Sheriff's Office now confirms people were killed in a house fire on County Road 9 in Washington County Monday morning.

The fire broke out at about 7:05 Monday morning. Four fire stations responded. The Ohio State Fire Marshal is investigating. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this point but officials say it does not look suspicious.

WTAP will have the very latest throughout the morning on WTAP.com and a complete wrap-up on WTAP News at Five, Six, and Eleven.
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Updated 3/22/10 @ 9:37 am

The Washington County Sheriff's Office now confirms two people were killed in a house fire on County Road 9 in Washington County Monday morning.

A third person, originally thought to have been killed, is now classified as "missing."

The fire broke out at about 7:05 Monday morning. Four fire stations responded. The Ohio State Fire Marshal is investigating.

WTAP will have the very latest throughout the morning on WTAP.com and a complete wrap-up on WTAP News at Noon.

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Firefighters, sheriff's deputies and detectives are on the scene of a triple fatal fire in Reno.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says three people have died in a house fire that started early Monday morning.

The house is located at the intersection of County Road 9 and County Road 46.

Stay tuned to WTAP and the web channel for the latest on this breaking story.


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